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Can I move the girls into the garage?

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I have 7 chicks that are 3 weeks old.  They have been inside the house in a guinea pig cage since I brought them home.  I am really wanting to move them into the garage as they are a) getting big and outgrowing the cage and b) creating lots of dust/mess/smell.  (and yes, I am changing the litter)  

 

Are they old enough to move to my unheated garage? I live in Michigan and we are currently experiencing a very cold spring.  The forecast calls for 3-5" of snow on Sunday night!  I have a deck box that I can put them in with wire mesh on top.  I plan to move the heat lamp outside too.  Can I do it now or should I wait a few more days? (It is supposed to be mid 40's next week with lows in the 30's)  I just don't want the new kids to freeze out there!

 

Thanks in advance for any advice/help.

 

Terri

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I'm on a mountain in NH and our nights the last few days have been 10-20F and days 20-45F

My house is 57-59 my almost 6 week old stopped using their heat pad around 5 weeks, my 2 weeks old still sleep under the heat plate all the time

 

I won't be moving anyone outside til the nights are consistently no colder than 40

 

I have 8 2 week old in a 29x29" pen and the 6 week olds are in a 4x4' pen. both are in my office lol

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