Help Quick...My Silkies are Soaked to the Skin!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by antiquebuff, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. antiquebuff

    antiquebuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had to leave the house for a while and my Silkies were in the run and we received some much needed rain, but the Silkies stayed out and did not go into the coop. They are soaked to the skin. I put them up and have a brooder light on them. Should I do anything else? They are 6 months old and have begun laying last week. They are my babies!
     
  2. fullhouse

    fullhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Let them air dry. Chickens will stand in the rain, they don't care. They just look horrible.
     
  3. spookykim

    spookykim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we give our silkies baths when they get all nasty and they are fine.
     
  4. EngieKisses

    EngieKisses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They should have enough time to dry before bed so long as they stay out of the rain for the rest of the day.
     
  5. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

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    hehe I just had the kids go out to get our baby (couple month old) silkies b/c they were soaking wet and I paid too much for the eggs to hatch them just to have them die due to RAIN!
     
  6. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    i use a blow dryer sometimes on them....... [​IMG]
     
  7. BlueMoon

    BlueMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been known to blow dry too - fluffs them up real pretty!
     

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