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I have a group of 18 chicks, I'm really wanting to move them outdoors. Our daytime temps have been 75-85 and our lows between 45-55. My chicks are 4-7 weeks old. I'm thinking if I add a heat source to their coop will they be fine outside? They've been spending their days outside in the coop for about 2 weeks now, with their heat lamp only in for the fist few days to acclimate them. Here's a picture of their coop.
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In those temps and at that age they won't need a heat lamp at all, even at night.  They will however need a much larger coop very soon!

wife to long suffering husband who has built more miles of fence, barns, coops and enclosures then one man should have to, two teenage boys, current flock of 13 assorted hens, 1 big red roo and a list of other assorted farm animals. 
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wife to long suffering husband who has built more miles of fence, barns, coops and enclosures then one man should have to, two teenage boys, current flock of 13 assorted hens, 1 big red roo and a list of other assorted farm animals. 
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I'm only keeping 6 of them, the rest are going to 3 different families in the neighborhood. I offered to brood them all to lower the expense. 😜 That's good news! Thank you!
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