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moving outside when it's still 50s at night?

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I have 6 pullets, all about 5-6 weeks old. They mostly have adult feathers, but the our coop isn't insulated and I don't have power out there for a lamp. It's spring but the east coast is still pretty chilly and getting into the lower 50s at night. Would they be okay to live outside now? I have been weaning them off of the heater and only keeping it on at night, but sometimes when I go to turn it on at night they're huddled together. 

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Your chicks will quickly acclimate to the cooler temps. Start them on day trips to their run. As they enjoy their romps, they will be adjusting to a cooler ambient temperature. After a few days, extending their romps outdoors, they will be ready for the final move to the coop without heat.

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Your chicks will quickly acclimate to the cooler temps. Start them on day trips to their run. As they enjoy their romps, they will be adjusting to a cooler ambient temperature. After a few days, extending their romps outdoors, they will be ready for the final move to the coop without heat.


Great advice. :cool:

"Experince is the teacher of all things." Julius Ceaser

"The only real valuable thing is intuition." Albert Einstein

"Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest" Mark Twain

 

My Coop Project

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/656727/coop-project-maken-the-plunge-getting-chickens

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"Experince is the teacher of all things." Julius Ceaser

"The only real valuable thing is intuition." Albert Einstein

"Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest" Mark Twain

 

My Coop Project

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/656727/coop-project-maken-the-plunge-getting-chickens

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