Seabright Questions

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by talos321, May 7, 2008.

  1. talos321

    talos321 Chillin' With My Peeps

    1. Do they like to roost high off the ground?

    2.What bird size do you compare them to...a pigeon, wild mallard, dove? I've seen weight but not size.

    3. I have a large outdoor/indoor aviary that I bought the plans for and built a long time ago and wondered if they could be kept in it as it is taller than wide. It has a wire floor with a removable tray.
    The size is around the size of a love seat but 6 ft high. *No measurements on me).


    4. I'm thinking of just two chickens here a hen and rooster.

    5.Any other breed that would be small and would do well in a cage like this?
     
  2. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1. Do they like to roost high off the ground?

    Yes, at least mine would always occupy the highest roost available.

    What bird size do you compare them to...a pigeon, wild mallard, dove? I've seen weight but not size

    Thats a tough one, my show sebrights were between 8 and 9 inches tall(so about the hight of a big homing pigeon), the hatchery ones were at least an inch bigger and 200-300 grams heavier.

    I have a large outdoor/indoor aviary that I bought the plans for and built a long time ago and wondered if they could be kept in it as it is taller than wide. It has a wire floor with a removable tray.
    The size is around the size of a love seat but 6 ft high. *No measurements on me).

    With chickens ground space is much more important then height, esspecially if its a permanent set-up. I dunno how big a love seat is, since I do not own one and I am pretty sure size depends upon brand..... 4ftX4ft would be the min amount of floor space I would give a pair of sebrights, esspecially since they are pretty active birds as well.
    I personally have had all my sebright pairs/trios in 10ftx4ft aviaries(which they usually shared with a pair of pigeons or doves to fill out the 6 feet of airspace that the sebrights don't use......

    4. I'm thinking of just two chickens here a hen and rooster.

    Sure, but be aware that, even though sebrights are small, those roos have a mighty loud and shrill voice.

    5.Any other breed that would be small and would do well in a cage like this?

    Diamond doves and a few finches.​
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:I breed Silver Sebrights. They love to roost in the trees at night, if I forget to lock them in, which I dont anymore because of the racoons.
    They are about the size of a pigeon.
     

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