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I have a few silkies and d'uncles how cold can they tolerate before I should move them indoors? This weekend it's suppose to drop to 30 I don't want to loose my breeding pair to the cold! This is the first time I have had these little guys! Someone help!!!ūüėĀ
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Can you explain where they currently are vs. what you mean by "indoors"?

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post #3 of 7

Silkies aren't the most robust breed  - they don't have true down feathers  that would be great insulation.     You might want to ask that question on the "Silkie thread."   My friend has had silkies  over the past 25 years  but, she has them as house chickens.  If it's really cold, snowy or windy   they don't want to go out.

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post #4 of 7

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In addition to the Silkie thread that Drumstick diva referred to, you could post on the Wisconsin state thread and ask members located there how they deal with your cold weather:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/245700/wisconsin-cheeseheads

 

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Thank you everyone! Currently they have a house and chicken fenced in yard by bringing them indoors I would set them up a coop in my garage and it stays about 60 in there threw the winter!
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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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