Silkie nestbox? Where?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by AlienChick, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two Silkies that should start laying any month now (been waiting a LOOONG time).

    I currently have buint-in nestboxes in my coop about 18 inches off the ground.
    I also have cat litter nestboxes set up on the floor around the corners of the coop (some are stacked 2-stories).

    Where do y'all have your nestboxes for the Silkies??
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Mine like the highest nestboxes, since they are a tighter space. Those are at eye level.
     
  3. In His Service

    In His Service Wise Men Still Seek Him

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    Quote:Eye-level for who..the birds?
     
  4. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Eye level for a short girl. I am a tall girl, so it is about sternum height.
     
  5. rilly10

    rilly10 Clover Field Farm

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    I have tried MANY diff types. All of my silkies and showgirls lay and brood wherever they want (never in a box). I finally stopped trying to get them to lay in one and took them out. They usually lay in the corners but I find eggs everywhere! Good luck!
     

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