Will silkies use ramps?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by NewchickieLTJ, May 19, 2019.

  1. NewchickieLTJ

    NewchickieLTJ Chirping

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    I have two, one year old silkie hens that have never used a ramp before...just a teeny tiny one that goes into a ground level coop. They seem to like being down low, and even lay their eggs on the floor of the coop instead of in the nesting boxes. I need to upgrade to a larger coop, and all I can find for purchase are coops with decent-sized ramps. Will they learn how to do it? If not, I can build my own ground level coop. They don’t have the huge crops, and can see just fine.
     
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  2. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    hey there mine live in a easy secure coop with 2 rooms but them crazy chicken old lady I have three coops main with big birds then silky raise my big birds or any that need to be big enough the cats cannot eat them
     
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  3. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    Forgot taught mine to roost so they can teach the peeps
    just physically move them up or down daily for about a week
     
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  4. Katlinalyssa

    Katlinalyssa Songster

    Mine jump from the ground to the top of the ramp to enter the coop. It’s about 2 feet off the ground. They use the ramp to go down though.
     
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