Originally Posted by lesliekg
I live in Denver and it has been around 80...wow! I just put my 6 girls outside...coop in the sun, they are 5 weeks old and feathering. They seem scared but, the thermometer inside their closed in area is about 80- 90 right now.... 1:30pm. I intend to bring them inside this afternoon around 5 or 6 when it starts to cool down... any comments? I don't want them to get sick but I've heard that they can't go outside until they're 12 weeks old which seems a bit much... they're getting too big for the tub they've been living in and it must be so boring for them.
Yes they will be just fine outside with those temps. In fact with temps of 80-90 i would actually be more worried about the heat than the cold.
Is there anyway to get some cooler temps in there?
They need somewhere to get away from that much heat.
Maybe More ventilation?
I have had 5 week olds outdoors in night temps of 30 degrees:) and they thrived ! So i dont think you have anything to worry about on the cold side