What do your silkies live in?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ma2babygurl13, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. ma2babygurl13

    ma2babygurl13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2009
    Fairborn OH
    Trying to get some good ideas for my silkies (and eventually showgirls) run and house. What do ya'll keep yours in? Can they fly over a 4' fence? How high should their roosts be? How high should the nest boxes be? How many sq. ft. per bird should they have? They won't be free ranged [​IMG] where I keep them I am not allowed to let them free range.
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 10, 2008
    Lakeland, FL
    Silkies can't fly over a 4 ft fence...they really can't fly at all. Roosts should be just off the ground, although most of mine prefer to sleep in a dog house that has hay in the bottom. They should have 4-5 sq ft/bird if they are not free ranging.

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