My Silkies are freezing.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ILuvMyPetChickens, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. ILuvMyPetChickens

    ILuvMyPetChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Silkies are freezing so i tried to put straw around them thinking that will keep them warm. Fluffy was shaking. [​IMG]
     
  2. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

    Mar 7, 2011
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    Maybe Consider putting a heat lamp in their coop?
     
  3. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

    Mar 7, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    In the winter (even though it doesn't get below 10 degrees here) I put a mixture of shaving and peat moss to help keep heat in the coop. You may also try insulating your coop.
     
  4. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    My silkies were ok all last winter, even though it got and stayed well below zero. Their coop isn't even insulated. Are you sure they are shaking because they're cold?
     
  5. ILuvMyPetChickens

    ILuvMyPetChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well they are wet too.
     
  6. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Once they dry they'll be ok. Did it rain on them or is their bedding wet? If their bedding is wet it needs changed, not only will it be cold it might get moldy and make them sick.
     
  7. ILuvMyPetChickens

    ILuvMyPetChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they got rained on.
     
  8. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hair dryer will fix them up! Don't get too close. [​IMG]
     
  9. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:And they'll be nice and fluffy too. [​IMG]
     
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Get em dry and they should be fine.

    IMO, heat lamps can cause more problems than they solve. Get a chicken all used to being warm under a heat lamp and have a power failure. Your silkies will be ill-equipped to deal with the cold. Let them acclimate naturally and they'll be fine.
     

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