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What kind of coop should i use to house show quality silkies?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by poultryhaven, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. poultryhaven

    poultryhaven Addicted to Seramas!

    Jan 19, 2009
    Ocala, FL
    I'm thinkin of getting silkies from a really good breeder. I'm kind of excited lol. I was wondering what kind of coop i should use so they don't get al dirty. I know i have to use shavings but should i have their run up in the air or on the ground? Anyone have pictures? I'm eithergetting black or white.

  2. KinderKorner

    KinderKorner Songster

    Mar 8, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    I am going through the same problem. I have decided to build a raised coop, with a run that is 3 inches off the ground with wire. So the grass will grow up and they can eat it but they can't get dirty. [​IMG]
  3. substandardtim

    substandardtim In the Brooder

    Jan 15, 2009
    a nice secure coop is just fine, it does not need to be fancy just safe. the run you could do a hardware cloth bottom, but I dont know how rough that would be on their feet long term.

    a better option I think would be to have a fort knox coop and run. but in the run have a good gravel base topped with 6-8 inches of clean sand. it would drain very well and dust off the chickens easily. thus no muddy ucky chickens.

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