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Silkies wanting to stay out?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by thehainline5, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. thehainline5

    thehainline5 In the Brooder

    Jul 27, 2013
    I have two silkies. Just a little over 7 wks old. They love each other. When we take them outside we usually take one at a time and the other will sit in the door way of the cage yelling until we come get him or her! lol We take them outside everyday. And leave them out everyday. All day and bring them in at sundown. When we bring them in the chirp. Not a high pitched chirp. But this rolling peep peep sound. They try getting up under the other one. They switch back and forth one is on the top then the other is on the bottom. And do this chirping business for about 20-30 min after being brought in. I dunno what their deal is.. Do they wanna stay out? They love being outside but arent going in the coop overnight and the low is 56ish at night so im worried about leaving them out at night

  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    They crawl under each other when they are chilly. At 7 weeks they should be able to move to the coop now...but you will have to train them to sleep there. It helps to put a little light (even a battery powered one) in the coop to draw them in for the night and then shut it off (until they get trained).

    Yes they definitely need to be in a coop overnight or brought in...you are right...not just for temps but for predators.

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