Wet silkies?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Princessred, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. Princessred

    Princessred Chirping

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    This may be a stupid question, should silkie be out in the rain ( I live in Florida), or do I need to put them in their house?
     
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  2. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    If they are not bothered by it mine like slick back their feathers play elvis I guess
     
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  3. BlueBaby

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    I think that you would probably have to dry them off and then put them in their house. The silkie girl's can't see well with all of the fluff covering their eye's.
     
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  4. Princessred

    Princessred Chirping

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    I am trying to decide how to build the run, should it have a roof? their coop is very secure....
     
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  5. BlueBaby

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    I would put a roof on it. Silkies are small and if you have any flying predators around there, you wouldn't want them to fly right down and grab your silkies.
     
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  6. Princessred

    Princessred Chirping

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    I definitely am going to make the run completely closed in, just wasn’t sure if in needed a sold roof or just chicken wire...?
     
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  7. BlueBaby

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    Hawk's can dive bomb to get their prey, so just make sure that your roof will be able to hold.
     
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  8. Princessred

    Princessred Chirping

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    Okay, so Thank you! I will put a solid roof on the run! Can’t have anything getting my little puff balls!
     
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  9. BlueBaby

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    That's how I feel about my 5 silkies, too!
     
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  10. Princessred

    Princessred Chirping

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    Do they need food and water in their house at night? My ducks don’t, but not sure about chickens...
     
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