Against all better judgement and research, we bought 6 Silver Laced Wyandottes on Thanksgiving weekend thinking I had PLENTY of time to finish the coop. The weather in SF Bay area saw it differently. Sunday, we will have had them 4 weeks, so I'm pretty sure they're 5-6 weeks old. My question is, is there any danger of shock by moving them from the warmer house into the cold coop. They've been under a heat lamp 100% of their time here, in a brooder, in the dining room. in the house, the lamp keeps them around 60-75f.
It's Christmas eve and they really need to go.
I'll have a heat lamp in the coop, but it is getting down to just above freezing here in Oakland. I doubt I can maintain 50f overnight in the coop. They huddle together as soon as I remove the lamp for any reason i.e. changing food and water.
I am planning on using deep litter method during winter months at least.
Anything I should be concerned about?
Bryan in Oakland