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Wintering Q&A for a beginner

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Figgins Farm, Oct 11, 2015.

  1. Figgins Farm

    Figgins Farm New Egg

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    OK so I'm a complete beginner and with this being October in Cincinnati Ohio I'm trying to study up on wintering my Silkies. I've been getting mixed articles on heat lamps in my coop or not. I think I'm leaning towards not because they will have a nice indoor setup and, like our rabbits, I'd rather they maintain natural hardiness than become dependent on man made elements. Can I please get some feedback from other members? Opinions, facts and healthy debates are all welcome. Thanks ya'all.
     
  2. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello :frow and welcome to BYC!


    I just put plastic around my run and have a heated waterer. Lights increase picking on each other and fire hazard. I like to give my ladies a break too. :)
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Keep them dry, draft free and well fed and they will be fine. They have excellent, insulated, down coats. [​IMG]
     
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  4. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Agreed--- As long as they have a good, well ventilated, draft free coop,with plenty of feed and water, your flock will be fine with out a heat lamp.
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  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Silkies are not considered a hardy breed. You may want to post on the "Silkie thread," and ask what provisions they make for cold winter areas, and also hot , humid ones.
     
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  7. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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