Silkies and cold weather

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by harleyjo, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. harleyjo

    harleyjo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do silkies do in cold weather? I live in Iowa and am trying to decide what to do with my silkies this winter.
     
  2. Marty1876

    Marty1876 Hi Everyone!

    Silkies are very hardy, and we're breed in China were the experienced real winters too. That said, like any chicken, they prefer a tight covered place to sleep at night. IF there is lots of snow, they will like the chance to go out in the afternoon, but may stay in at will. Ours were offered the opportunity to go out in winter afternoons with other chickens they lived with. They did just fine. Locked up tight at night, no wind.
     
  3. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] Mine did just fine :)
     
  4. harleyjo

    harleyjo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have just a young pullet and rooster born in May. I have a small coop, with some hay in it. I do close them up at night. I was debating on putting them in my big coop with my other chickens and one rooster but am concerned with them getting picked on.
     
  5. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    My silkies get picked on easily, so I separate them as well. Get another silkie hen or two.. or 10.. :p Kidding.. They should be fine though.
     

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