chicks in the winter?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CammieSilkie, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. CammieSilkie

    CammieSilkie Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 29, 2010
    im letting one of my broody silkies hatch two eggs she's been sitting on. I live in Massachusetts and this winter has been pretty mild, no snow, warmest winter yet. rarely goes below freezing. Plus my chickens have a heated coop, so you think they'll be okay? i have one silkie roo and 6 silkie hens crammed in a little coop until i get home to let them free range, plus they free range all weekend long.. can the chicks and mama stay in the coop, or do i have to move them and the coop heater to my old rabbit hutch? im just afraid they will either freeze or be pecked to death by the other hens.
  2. lincolnsilkies

    lincolnsilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 27, 2011
    Lincoln Nebraska
    I am sure they will be fine out in the coop!

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