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Putting in Coop Vs Brooder

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I have been putting my girls outside during the day...closed coop and letting them run outside when temps warm up.  They have been loving it.  Temps have been high 60's to high 70's.  Today temps are mid to low 50's and rainy.  They hate their brooder box - have outgrown it! 

 

They are 4 weeks old...I was going to put them in the closed coop but hubby says it is too cold.  He wants to put a heat lamp out there.  I am not hooked up for electric...think it is going to be way too much effort for a short period of time.

 

Do you think it is too cold for them out there today?  Suppose to be like this for the next few days and I don't think they can handle being "cooped" up in their brooder box any longer than at nighttime!

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I answered your other thread.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Coop.

Not too cold depending on how many birds there are.

Do you have an extension cord that will reach.

A broody hen doesn't heat all the ambient air. They warm up under her and then run around in cold temps.


Edited by ChickenCanoe - 4/27/16 at 10:25am

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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Thanks!!

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