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hen and babies and cold weather

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 3dogcp, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. 3dogcp

    3dogcp Out Of The Brooder

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    My Silkie just hatched 2 chicks 2 days ago and now the nighttime temp is around 10 degrees. Will they be alright? I have a heat lamp on at the top of a small 3 chicken coop and the roo sleeps in the nesting box next to her and the chicks. I am so worried about them.
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  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    They should not need a heat lamp; the mama will keep the chicks warm. Just provide plenty of hay or other matierial to make a good nest in. All they need is some chick starter (the adults will do fine on it, too) and water.
     

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