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post #11 of 16
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Well I am prepared to get pooped on lol I will be holding them once in awhile n here n there. I read my chicks can go out to their coop at six weeks long as it's 65 degrees, then read 50 degrees??? Not sure when to put them out?? I'm in Sechelt on the Sunshine Coast B.C.

Are those your lows or highs? I put mine out at 8 weeks into a temporary run with a straw-stuffed doghouse while I finish the coop. They could have gone out sooner, but I really was hoping to finish. Anyway, the temps here have ranged wildly...it was 72 today, but it snowed on Sunday. They've been fine. I think the lowest it got was 30 degrees, which had me worrying, but no issues. I just make sure they have plenty of food, they have areas to get out of any precipitation, and there's a windbreak.
post #12 of 16
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Are those your lows or highs? I put mine out at 8 weeks into a temporary run with a straw-stuffed doghouse while I finish the coop. They could have gone out sooner, but I really was hoping to finish. Anyway, the temps here have ranged wildly...it was 72 today, but it snowed on Sunday. They've been fine. I think the lowest it got was 30 degrees, which had me worrying, but no issues. I just make sure they have plenty of food, they have areas to get out of any precipitation, and there's a windbreak.


It's about 40 degrees here at nite right now & 50 during the day so I will put them out in another week or so. They will be 7 weeks by then. I think they may be a little tougher than I thought lol
It's my first time with chickens & got them at about 4 days old & have come to love the little critters!!!
Thank you for writing it has helped my decision smile.png
post #13 of 16
No problem. These are my first chickens too. I was pretty nervous their first night outside. I had to keep chanting to myself that they are wearing down snowsuits, they are wearing down snowsuits, they are wearing down snowsuits...
post #14 of 16
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No problem. These are my first chickens too. I was pretty nervous their first night outside. I had to keep chanting to myself that they are wearing down snowsuits, they are wearing down snowsuits, they are wearing down snowsuits...

Well had a good laugh at that too funny. What are you using for bedding in the coop and is your run just dirt or?? Mine have to stay in their run sad.png
post #15 of 16
They are currently in a 10x10 dog kennel on a concrete pad. The have straw bedding and I toss in two shovelfuls of leaves in daily for them to pick through. Their permanent run will be dirt and a deep litter system since I have a lot of leaves. I'll just sweep the bedding from the coop out into it when it's time for a full clean out too. Bedding will either be pine shavings or rice hulls.

There are a lot of hawks here. Not sure if they're the ones that have eaten all the small mammals or not, but I have a leach field full of clover and have never once seen a rabbit. Only one squirrel too. My chickies will be confined to their run too!
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Thanks for the input always appreciated smile.png
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