Chicks.

Housing.

Before pouring the concrete floor, we applied a fine-meshed wire-netting and isolation material. This prevents persistent vermin from clearing a way through the concrete and reach the defenceless fowls.

The rear side is provided with a window in the top, for incidence of day light.The roof and walls are isolated and electricity is present in the hen-houses.

On the ground floor an opening to the chicken-run is made.

We use wood shavings to cover the concrete floor.

Just like most animals, a silkie fowl can fall ill due to moist. If silkie fowls have free access to a dry and draught free accommodation, they can choose to take a walk trough a rain shower, scratch in the snow or gather in a nice, cosy hen-house. In fact, winters don’t bother silkie fowls much, because their fluffy down coats keep them warm.

With free access to the chicken run the silkie fowls will inhale fresh air regularly. This, of course, is very healthy, for fowl as well as man!

The silkie fowl demands no other care than normal fowl. The o­nly difference is that they don’t go to roost but cuddle up together o­n the floor.

Laying eggs even continues year round, even in wintertime, without providing extra light. Silkie fowls become broody (want to sit o­n eggs) easily and are the best sitters in the world. A mother will never abandon her eggs, and will be a protective guardian of her offspring.