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post #1 of 7
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Hi all. I'm worried its too cold for my chicken, its a 4-5 week old Dominique but he's all alone in the coop (the dog got his pals) we have week old chicks to replace em in the garage, but in the meantime its like barely 10 degrees right now, shld I move the loner into the garage or will he be fine? They are my moms chickens, she says bring him in at night only, doesn't want em to 'get soft', any thoughts?
post #2 of 7

they won't ''get soft'' if he is almost fully feathered he should be fine, if you think it is too cold for him then go ahead and bring him in

2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 red sex link, 1 bantam, 1 Silkie rooster who acts much bigger than he really is, 2 young Pekin ducks, 1 young Mallard, 1 duck of an undetermined breed, 2 mixed breed chicks,1 Barred Rock pullet, and 1 easter egger pullet.  named in order:

Lucy, Ethel, Lucky, Aunt Bea, Ricky, Lemon Meringue, Daisy, Ping-Ping, Jake, Fred, Phoebe, Saoirse, and Esther.

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2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 red sex link, 1 bantam, 1 Silkie rooster who acts much bigger than he really is, 2 young Pekin ducks, 1 young Mallard, 1 duck of an undetermined breed, 2 mixed breed chicks,1 Barred Rock pullet, and 1 easter egger pullet.  named in order:

Lucy, Ethel, Lucky, Aunt Bea, Ricky, Lemon Meringue, Daisy, Ping-Ping, Jake, Fred, Phoebe, Saoirse, and Esther.

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post #3 of 7

If they shiver or seem to cold bring them in, just use common sense with birds as some will just freeze and die standing on a roost.

A proud member of 4h and a strong bearer of the Pacific Northwest and its Cold, not to mention a chicken mommy of 3 Cochins, 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 2 Bantam EE, 1 RIR/EE Mix, 1 Mille Fleur Booted Bantam, and 2 bantam OEGB's, a Black Bearded Silkie and a double laced silver Plymouth Bantam!
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A proud member of 4h and a strong bearer of the Pacific Northwest and its Cold, not to mention a chicken mommy of 3 Cochins, 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 2 Bantam EE, 1 RIR/EE Mix, 1 Mille Fleur Booted Bantam, and 2 bantam OEGB's, a Black Bearded Silkie and a double laced silver Plymouth Bantam!
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post #4 of 7

Providing what a baby needs does not make it "soft".

 

Is the chick crying loudly? If so it's probably cold. How long has it been off the heat already?

 

Have you provided better predator protection so you don't lose the rest?

post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
Cool, only his head is unfeathered so I'll let em be, thanks for the reply
post #6 of 7

you're welcome! 

2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 red sex link, 1 bantam, 1 Silkie rooster who acts much bigger than he really is, 2 young Pekin ducks, 1 young Mallard, 1 duck of an undetermined breed, 2 mixed breed chicks,1 Barred Rock pullet, and 1 easter egger pullet.  named in order:

Lucy, Ethel, Lucky, Aunt Bea, Ricky, Lemon Meringue, Daisy, Ping-Ping, Jake, Fred, Phoebe, Saoirse, and Esther.

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2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 red sex link, 1 bantam, 1 Silkie rooster who acts much bigger than he really is, 2 young Pekin ducks, 1 young Mallard, 1 duck of an undetermined breed, 2 mixed breed chicks,1 Barred Rock pullet, and 1 easter egger pullet.  named in order:

Lucy, Ethel, Lucky, Aunt Bea, Ricky, Lemon Meringue, Daisy, Ping-Ping, Jake, Fred, Phoebe, Saoirse, and Esther.

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post #7 of 7
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We got them and they went outside, were 3-4 weeks. But it was a warm spell. Its been proofedand then some. He calls out, but he's been doing that since we showed him the chicks few days ago, I think he's lonely more then cold (his name is Lonny the loner)
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