roosting silkies and bantam cochins

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by rughooker, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. rughooker

    rughooker Songster

    I read somewhere that bantam cochins don't like to roost very high. Some would rather lie under a bush at night. I have roosts in my coop,but the're kind of high. How high should I make them? The same question for silkies. Thanks! [​IMG]
  2. Kanchii

    Kanchii Songster

    For silkies and cochins, they'd probably be happy on a roost just one foot high, just something to perch on above the ground.
  3. My Silkies dont roost. They huddle together and sleep in the corner. So silly! The like to sleep on the floor.

    Now my Bantam Barred Cochin rooster on the otherhand, sleeps on a roost about 4 feet off the coop floor. he loves to roost.
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2008
  4. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    Quote:Same here-My silkie could sleep 1ft off the ground but she sleeps on the floor. My cochins roost about 1-3ft off the ground.
  5. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    My silly cochins cry to me to lift them up to the 4 foot roost just so they can jump up to the 6 foot roost with the others! They LOVE the highest roosts.
  6. chickflick

    chickflick Crowing

    Mar 10, 2007
    My silkies roost with the big girls and boys....on the 5ft high roost. Guess you just have to see whay your birds prefer.
  7. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

    Jan 1, 2008
    I have a ladder type roost and the cochins are usually at the top or close to it.They just climb up. And they climb down. They do not fly, thats for sure. And it will hurt their feet if they jump down. My two got bumblefoot from jumping two feet down.into the coop. So I suggest a one foot roost and then maybe some higher ones so they can climb. I think they feel safer up higher.

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