Silkie House Question

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ma2babygurl13, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. ma2babygurl13

    ma2babygurl13 Songster

    Jun 18, 2009
    Fairborn OH
    I am in the middle of trying to build a permanent home for my silkies. I will have approx. 6 in one run (maybe 8) depends how many end up being roos. I was thinking of getting a rabbit hutch (prob about 2 ft wide by 4 ft long) and making this into a house for them. My question is are silkies smart enough to use a ramp to get up into and back out of a house, or will they just sleep under it? Will that be a big enough home for them? What is the minimum size run they would need?
  2. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    mine would just sleep under it.
  3. Buugette

    Buugette [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Cra

    May 26, 2009
    Bucks County, PA
    Mine currently use a ramp to get in and out of their indoor cage... so I assume they will use the ramp to go in and out of the coop. As soon as my run is done... they will be moving to their new home.


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