Brandon97

Chirping
8 Years
Jun 1, 2011
136
1
89
Newport, Wales, UK.
Im new too!
They do roost, but the perch has to be very low ( only 3-4 inches high, to get them off the ground and more comftable)
They cannot get high like regular fowl because their feathers break up(which creates the 'silkie' appearance)
This means that their flight feathers cannot catch the air to push upwards, and so cannot fly.
They are also very small. If I were you, I would put another perch down lower, but higher than the nest box, even if you need to equip a ramp. They prefer not to roost with bigger birds, but will if its necessary. And so if it is a high perch equip a safe ramp, and teach them to use it using corn.
At the mo i have 7 silkies.
Brandon.
 

Alexander

Songster
8 Years
May 15, 2011
425
0
109
Greece


I dont know about silkies since I dont like them.If you want to learn I'd suggest you go to the "chicken behaviours and egg laying" topic and ask.
 

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