Wisconsin winter

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chickyard, Oct 15, 2015.

  1. chickyard

    chickyard Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a few silkies and d'uncles how cold can they tolerate before I should move them indoors? This weekend it's suppose to drop to 30 I don't want to loose my breeding pair to the cold! This is the first time I have had these little guys! Someone help!!![​IMG]
     
  2. 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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    Can you explain where they currently are vs. what you mean by "indoors"?
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Silkies aren't the most robust breed - they don't have true down feathers that would be great insulation. You might want to ask that question on the "Silkie thread." My friend has had silkies over the past 25 years but, she has them as house chickens. If it's really cold, snowy or windy they don't want to go out.
     
  4. N F C

    N F C eggnog time! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello :frow and welcome to BYC!
     
  6. chickyard

    chickyard Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you everyone! Currently they have a house and chicken fenced in yard by bringing them indoors I would set them up a coop in my garage and it stays about 60 in there threw the winter!
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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