silkie nest boxes

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by 1Chick Magnet, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. 1Chick Magnet

    1Chick Magnet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2008
    New Hampshire
    how high off the floor should silkie nest boxes be? i see that they do not jump like the big girls so i was wondering if the boxes should be low.
     
  2. hippichick

    hippichick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Branch, La
    The boxes should be very low. Silkies pretty much like to stay on the ground, as they really can't fly. I have boxes on the floor, but they choose to lay on the floor in the shavings, very seldom in the boxes.

    Paula
     
  3. 1Chick Magnet

    1Chick Magnet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2008
    New Hampshire
    thanks for the answer. i figured that would be the case.
     

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