Right now I have 10 chicks in a puppy whelping box in my upstairs guest room making an ungodly mess .... They are currently about 5 weeks old and seem to be feathered out. I have taken away the heat in the room at this point but I would love to move them outside. I will not be moving them to the coop but rather can set up an area inside my garage and start transitioning them outside to the chicken yard.
So here is the question, our evening temperatures are still getting into the mid thirties with day time temps around 55-60 (it has been a cool disgustingly rainy couple weeks here in NH)
If I were to supplement heat with a heat lamp in part of the outside/garage pen is it to cold still (not worried about daytime temps but nights are still cold) for these kids to move outside? if not yet, when would you say it would be ok. What do the night temps need to be for them to go out. I honestly think they would be happier outside but I am just not sure when to move them out.
Would appreciate some insight from the colder climate folks .... I don't worry about temperature at all with the adults but with the babes I am a bit more cautious
Edited by Shalva - 5/8/16 at 10:44am