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At 7:30 pm they were fine and playing at 9 pm they were shivering

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My room is warm, the pen has blankets down, and a heating box to come sit on should their lil feet get cold, I don't understand why they were warm at 7:30 but cold at 9. I do put them away for bedtime, maybe I need to put them away at 8.

Yes, I let them play as long as they're warm, I dont see why not to.
Edited by ChrisisaGirl - 11/23/15 at 10:34pm
post #2 of 7

Are these chicken chicks you're talking about? How old are they?

They need an area about 90F the first week and lower it about 5F per week.

The whole space doesn't need to be that temperature but they need a spot to warm up.

It isn't their feet that need to be warmed, it is their whole body. Usually people provide the heat from above like a mother hen does.

Heat lamp, ceramic emitter or an ecoglow type hover brooder.

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“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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post #3 of 7
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The chickens are about a month old almost.
post #4 of 7

If your room isn't 75F, they likely need a warm spot.

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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post #5 of 7
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But why fine at 7:30 and cold at 9. Was it cuz they had started winding down?
post #6 of 7

Probably.

If you run a marathon, you will be hot and sweat. If you lay on the couch and watch TV, you'll be colder. Right?

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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post #7 of 7
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Right! So I guess putting them to bed at 8!
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