Silkie Coop Size

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by FluffyFlockLove, Nov 16, 2016.

  1. FluffyFlockLove

    FluffyFlockLove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know for bigger birds the general rule of thumb is 4 square feet of floor space per bird. I was wondering about sillkie though as they are a smaller breed. What size coop do they requier
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    Go with at least 3 square feet of space per bird, although as always more is better. If you can do four square feet, do it.
     
  3. ddorsey

    ddorsey Just Hatched

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    My silkie coop is 4'x 4' sqaure, 52" tall at the top front of roof, and is plenty of room for 2 silkies, 1 bantam and a Buff Orpington. They free range during the day, so I think it would house 5-6 silkies/bantam comfortably. The bantam sleeps in the rafter of the roof. [​IMG]
     

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