hen and babies and cold weather

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

  1. 3dogcp

    3dogcp Out Of The Brooder

    May 1, 2013
    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.
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    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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