silkies in the winter

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickie63, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. chickie63

    chickie63 Out Of The Brooder

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    I got my first silkies this last summer and so therefore my first winter with them. they seem so fragile I worried about the cold and how they would handle it. they did super so far. Even thriogh this terrible sub zero week with wind chills down to -45 Reg temp regularly at sub zero for a week . Worst cold ever. I made sure to put lots of straw on floor and wwatched them carefully. So far so good and they lay an egg at least every other day -- sometimes every day even in this cold. I had heard they were bad layers but good mamma so was surprised. Yes the eggs are small but very tasty. am looking forward to spring for all my girls enough of this cold weather! [​IMG]
     
  2. chickenkeeper13

    chickenkeeper13 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,
    What you can do is put a red heat lamp in the coop to warm up the temp in the coop a little bit. It works pretty well for me. Last week it was 15 degrees below zero and the red heat lamp helped in my silkie coop and ducks.
     

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