well the cold got my silkie

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Country Living Farm, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. Country Living Farm

    Country Living Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Florida
    I was worried about it and was not sure if they would be able to Fluff up. One of my pure white silkies is gone. Now left with 3 hens one roo, and more cold nights to go. Thinking about selling them anyways, I just do not like the small birds.
     
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Sorry to read of your loss. Yeah...those little things don't look too winter hardy. I hope the rest of your little flock fare better...
     
  3. Hens_And_Chicks

    Hens_And_Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you considered a heat lamp? They deserve at least a little TLC [​IMG]
     
  4. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

    Jul 14, 2008
    Derby Kansas
    Yea our neighbor's barn just burnt to the ground yesterday. A heater for their dog or something started it? I don't know but he built pools for a living and ALL of his equipment was in there... [​IMG]
     
  5. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    I have 3 heat lamps in my Silkie pen. My Australorps do fine without a heat lamp, but I am going to give them one today.
     
  6. parrillofarms

    parrillofarms Out Of The Brooder

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    sorry to hear that.[​IMG] i like the bigger birds myself too.[​IMG]
     
  7. luvmychks51

    luvmychks51 Out Of The Brooder

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    since you only have 3, can you find some place in the garage or porch where you can keep when it's really cold? I'd be happy to have them here in FL if I could get them here easier.
     
  8. Country Living Farm

    Country Living Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Florida
    Yep, I am going to try when I get home...In about and hour or so.
     
  9. Country Living Farm

    Country Living Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Florida
    Quote:I am in Florida too....

    And my garage is already packed with other animals...


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  10. luvmychks51

    luvmychks51 Out Of The Brooder

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    i hate to see them freeze. I've been bringing my little bantam in every night. the big girls have a heat lamp and do fine. but i think we're going to have a stupidly cold winter here.
     

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