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Silkes with large fowl

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Hello I am gettin some silkies soon and I haven't even built the breeding pen yet and I was wondering has anyone ever kept them with large fowl and how and I would also maybe like to keep them with the large fowl in the winter so they have more body heat because it can get pretty cold here and I will also put in a heat lamp to provide extra heat for them so they do die because I know they ain't that cold hardy so anyways thanks all replies are welcome
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I keep mine separate from my LF. The bantams have their own run and coop. I have never needed heat for them to make it through a winter, I am north of your location, and that includes the past 2 harsh winters.


Edited by keesmom - 3/4/16 at 6:37pm
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Well it gets down in the teens and sometimes colder than that and I didn't know if they would need it but I add it anyways she it gets colder like that but i just didn't know how to be able to keep them with my large fowl
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It hardly gets above freezing (32 degrees) here in winter and I've never had to add heat to my coop.

 

I have silkies with my large fowl with no problems. I have bantams that fit in the palm of your hand up all the way up to large fowl, including guineas and turkeys, all together in a large pen. Just make sure you have enough space that they can move away from the larger birds if they want/need.

My animals were stolen by a family member and rehomed without my knowledge or consent. I was away for the weekend and they were supposed to be caring for them for me. I have no idea where any of them are at this point.

RIP Fat Cat: 1999 - 3/21/2015
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My animals were stolen by a family member and rehomed without my knowledge or consent. I was away for the weekend and they were supposed to be caring for them for me. I have no idea where any of them are at this point.

RIP Fat Cat: 1999 - 3/21/2015
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Ok thanks would a 4x8 coop be big enough with 8 large fowl and a run that's over 30 feet long by 11 feet wide and plus I let them free range so would that be big enough
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