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silkie egg box?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Hennyhandler, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. Hennyhandler

    Hennyhandler SilkieJax

    Jun 10, 2009
    This has stumped me. I have a Silkie and I know that they don't fly, get on roosts and go broody an awful lot. Now, for my question I know that ya'll provide nest boxes for them, don't you? And if you do then where do you put it? They can't fly way up and so do you place it on the ground or do you let them lay them on the floor of the coop? I know with them going broody a lot this probably isn't a problem a whole lot but still it does make me wonder? [​IMG]

  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    I do not have a silkie, but I do have a couple nest boxes on the floor. My ducks use them and some of the hens prefer them.

    I do not like my birds to lay on the floor of the coop - where everyone walks. The nest boxes help protect the eggs and a bird laying from being stepped on, or eggs being kicked around or even getting dirty.

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