Im in upstate ny. We get very very cold during the winters. How do I keep my Silkies warm during the winter? This is my first year with Silkies. They will be in an old wood dog coop that was renovated into two breeding pens. Im thinking of stacking some hay bales around the pen to keep the wind gusts off the pen. Im also going to put lots and lots of straw in the coops. Right now the silkies are 4 weeks old. They wont be going outside at nights until at least 3 months old. Ive read that somebody on here lost 2 silkies last winter, and I dont want that to happen to me.