Well, we have started to build our coop as we decided buying a new one was way too expensive! The frame has been done and hubby is off tomorrow to get some colourbond and some wire. Photo's of your chicken coops / runs would be sooooo much appreciated to get some ideas! Any ideas Especially photo's of nesting boxes etc. This will help us have happy chooks - which will be arriving in approx. 5 weeks! Thankyou so much for your help, I look forward to seeing all the coops around Perth!
HI Fluffychook Do you have a perch for your silkys to rest upon !!! I was always told that they would never roost up hence I have nothing in there for them to get up the floor. if they do roost I will have to get my pens sorted out for them. The light, is that your brooder house I love this site you always learn stuff Trev
Post by fluffychook on May 31, 2010 16:21:22 GMT 8
Yes Trev I do have roosts for them, between the milk crates is a low rail, they look brown in the pictures. I find most of them roost, it is mainly the young ones that don't. If they don't roost on the rails I try to train them for about a month, if after that time they still persist in being on the floor, I leave them to it. I prefer them to roost otherwise they sit in poop or get pooped on from above. They are also pretty low. And yes the light is my brooder shed, it is on a thermostat so during the warmer days the lights go off as they are usually outside anyway. Also if I am out and the weather suddenly cools they have access to warmth and I don't have to worry. Best thing I ever bought. It is a reptile light and I bought it off ebay.
Silkies, 2 dogs, 2 monkeys (oops, I mean grandchildren)
Thanks fluffychook As for your pens michwaz I cant help you with that one I was lucky three were in place when I bought the place and the other 5 I got given just wanted repair work I am not going to be a lot of help to you Trev
I have recently built a laying box for my silkies and it has 2 ladders at the front about 1 metre high. At first they wouldn't climb the ladder to get up into the box but with a bit of coaxing and some treats at the top they started to go up there after about a week of me training them and now they really love it...
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