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Temps and moving to the coop?

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I realize this depends on how feathered they are in a few weeks, but trying to plan for an out of town trip where husband will have chick duty while I'm gone. Is it more likely than not that 6 week old chicks will be OK in the coop with night temps of 58-60, or will they need supplemental heat still?
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They should be find, just make sure to make the adjustments to your brooding to acclimate them to those temperatures.
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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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X2 the above. Move them outside during the day and let them get used to the lower temperatures before letting them sleep in the coop and they should be fine. Their behaviour will be a good indication of their comfort. If they huddle together, they are cold, if they are spread out comfortably, they are fine.

 

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“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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