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8 week old silkies

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Rey82808, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. Rey82808

    Rey82808 New Egg

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    So i have 4 -8 week old silkies . I just put them in the coop this afternoon with a 1yo silkie hen. They have always been free roaming together and the hen doesn't even pay attention to the chicks. My question is that the lows at night are in the upper 40s do you think they will be ok inside the nesting area?


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  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    I'm very cautious with Silkies and low temps. However, as long as they have a coop to get out of the wind and rain they should be okay. Although, the worry-wort that I am, I'd be checking on them during the night.
     
  3. Rey82808

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    its miami the wind is non and no rain . This is their coop[​IMG] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    They should be fine in that-just make sure you have adequate ventilation.
     
  5. Traceaskew

    Traceaskew Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 3, 7 week old silkies and live in MD. It's been into the teens some nights and they were absolutely fine. I'm sure yours will be fine in the 40s! I just make sure they have thick bedding, plenty of snacks and water that's not frozen (not an issue for you) and my coop is well ventilated but not drafty.
     

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