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

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    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

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    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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