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Silkie nesting boxes

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by donnap1967, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. donnap1967

    donnap1967 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I realize silkies can't really fly so how high off the ground should their nesting boxes be?
     
  2. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would keep it as close to the ground as possible. I have some silkies and when they lay I may just use a five gallon bucket on the ground for a nesting box
     
  3. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Is the bucket lying on its side? I've seen nest boxes made from buckets that had been cut down and mounted to the wall. Do you leave yours as is? Don't have any silkie hens yet but I'm hoping to get some so I'm glad to see this question come up!
     
  4. piecemaker

    piecemaker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2008
    Centerville Texas
    Quote:that what we did with Sweetie She will only lay in the bucket on the ground Will not use the one sitting on bricks
    Went to get the eggs today and she gave me that broody sound so I got the 4 eggs I was holding hoping she would go broody soon She is such a good mamma [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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