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Hello all,

My chicks are almost 4 weeks old. We live in South GA and lows at night have been in the low 60s. They are not quite fully feathered but getting close. Their brooder had been outside with a heat lamp but lately the lamp has been off during the day. Last night I leftthe lamp off at night since they seemed warm and at 3 am they were still scattered about sleeping peacefully.


Here is my delema. I'm going out of town for 5 days and intended to take the chickie's with me. I worry that the 4 hour car ride and new environment may be rather stressful. If they are ready for the coop, that seems like a nicer option for them but I don't have power out to it and they would lose the heat lamp. Think they would rather go for a road trip, or start the housewarming party?
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Think they'd prefer the housewarming party over your other option.

 

CT

Nairobi, Kenya
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Originally Posted by cpulley1 View Post

Hello all,

My chicks are almost 4 weeks old. We live in South GA and lows at night have been in the low 60s. They are not quite fully feathered but getting close. Their brooder had been outside with a heat lamp but lately the lamp has been off during the day. Last night I leftthe lamp off at night since they seemed warm and at 3 am they were still scattered about sleeping peacefully.


Here is my delema. I'm going out of town for 5 days and intended to take the chickie's with me. I worry that the 4 hour car ride and new environment may be rather stressful. If they are ready for the coop, that seems like a nicer option for them but I don't have power out to it and they would lose the heat lamp. Think they would rather go for a road trip, or start the housewarming party?
Start the housewarming party. And I would put a heat lamp in the coop with a timer and set the time for 1/2 every 2 hours at night, just in case.
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I would if I could. No power to the coop sad.png
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Run an extension cord from the nearest building to the coop
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I am curious what you decided to do?  We are going on vacation similar timing to yours, but only for 3 days...  Not sure what would be best.

Chickie Mama to three Easter Eggers, a Barred Rock, a Silver Laced Wyandotte, a Buff Orpington, a Light Brahma, a Golden Sex Link, a Cuckoo Marans, and a Black Australorp.   :)  :)  :)  Also Mommy to 3 adorable daughters, and 2 incredible Labs...and married to one lucky husband who is surrounded by ladies!

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Chickie Mama to three Easter Eggers, a Barred Rock, a Silver Laced Wyandotte, a Buff Orpington, a Light Brahma, a Golden Sex Link, a Cuckoo Marans, and a Black Australorp.   :)  :)  :)  Also Mommy to 3 adorable daughters, and 2 incredible Labs...and married to one lucky husband who is surrounded by ladies!

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Well, I was going to put them in the coop but a friend offered to chicken sit last minute.
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Well, I was going to put them in the coop but a friend offered to chicken sit last minute.


Thinking we'll likely do the same.  The farmer's sons have rabbits, lambs, calves, etc... so I think they'd enjoy caring for some 4 week old chicks for a few days.

Chickie Mama to three Easter Eggers, a Barred Rock, a Silver Laced Wyandotte, a Buff Orpington, a Light Brahma, a Golden Sex Link, a Cuckoo Marans, and a Black Australorp.   :)  :)  :)  Also Mommy to 3 adorable daughters, and 2 incredible Labs...and married to one lucky husband who is surrounded by ladies!

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Chickie Mama to three Easter Eggers, a Barred Rock, a Silver Laced Wyandotte, a Buff Orpington, a Light Brahma, a Golden Sex Link, a Cuckoo Marans, and a Black Australorp.   :)  :)  :)  Also Mommy to 3 adorable daughters, and 2 incredible Labs...and married to one lucky husband who is surrounded by ladies!

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