Silkies in the winter

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by GingerJane, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. GingerJane

    GingerJane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are silkies pretty good in the winter? I just get a little worried because they are so small!LOL
     
  2. DavidKerk

    DavidKerk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Old English Game Bantam does fine and they tend to be even smaller than silkies. She runs around even in snow over her legs. :) It's funny how resilient chickens are!!! :)
     
  3. GingerJane

    GingerJane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah! Just there feathers are so different! Like fuzz lol. tomorrow it is going to be -30! So I am trying to keep my coop warm with two heat lamps, and wood chips, with straw stacked everywhere apprx. 2 feet high! lol.
     
  4. DavidKerk

    DavidKerk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they should be fine if you have the heat lamps. Chickens are extremely resilient. You'll probably be a little chilly checking on them though! :)
     
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