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Will one cold night hurt week old chicks?!

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Help please!
This is my first batch of chicks. I started yesterday, with two one week old chicks.
My brooder was in the garage last night and the temperatures were fine when I went to sleep.
I went to check on them at 5:30am and the temperature in the brooder had dropped to 65. I was unaware of how cold the garage got at night.
The chicks are inside now, and the temperature has stabilized.
I am unsure of normal chick behavior, because these are my first chicks.
Could the dramatic changes in temperature be causing them to feel overheated in the ideal temperature environment now?
Will they be harmed from that one cold night?
Thanks!
Sara
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:welcome

 

Chicks are amazingly resilient :). If they're still alive now, they'll be fine. 

 

How did your temp drop so much in the brooder? What are you using for a heat source? I brood in an unheated barn with a heat lamp and my littles do just fine, even when temps are down in the 30s. 

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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