Originally Posted by whiskeybanjo
About a week and 1/2 ago I lifted the brooder light about a foot above the box, so not too much warmth. Then about 5 days ago I took the light off at night, then about 3 days ago got rid of it altogether. I don't think that they were happy (probably due to lack of light and warmth), but did fine. We keep our home between 62-70 (too cold for me, but we are cheap). After yesterday's outside adventure, when I brought them inside they chirped loudly for quite a while before settling down.
I hope that they are OK today. Sheesh--I feel like it's their first day at daycare or something. I need to get a grip! ;)
They always cheep a lot when settling down at night......it can be unnerving and/or annoying.
I'd bring them in for a couple more nights...keeping it a cool as possible in the room, maybe even crack open a window.
Make them a 'huddle box', put it in the brooder after turning off the heat(you might have to 'persuade' them to use it) then move it out to the coop with them.
Cardboard box with a bottom a little bigger than what they need to cuddle next to each other without piling and tall enough for them to stand in.
Cut an opening on one side a couple inches from bottom and big enough for 2-3 of them to go thru at once.
Fill the bottom with some pine shavings an inch or so deep.
This will give them a cozy place to sleep/rest, block any drafts and help hold their body heat in.