Cold Weather.....chicks

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by KalikoFarms, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. KalikoFarms

    KalikoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a momma silkie with 7 babies and its going down to 40 or lower ( I am sorry for all of you who are in colder places than I am) should they have a light on them tonight or will the silkie mom be enough?
    Thanks
    Rita
     
  2. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    The mom should be enough
     
  3. AV Brahmas

    AV Brahmas Out Of The Brooder

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    PROBABLY enough but they ARE silkies and the feathers are not quite as good as regular for heat retention. If it were me and I valued them I would probably provide a heat source just for evenings and watch for stressed chicks.
     

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