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40 degrees at night, when can chicks leave to brooder?

post #1 of 5
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How old do chicks need to be to leave to brooder if it is 40 degrees outside at night?  Mine are 3 weeks right now but growing fast and the brooder is getting crowded.

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post #2 of 5

Maybe you can have them out during the day but in the brooder at night?  Or you could add a couple heat lamps in the coop to warm them up.  I think at three weeks they still need to be in the 80's...someone correct me if I'm wrong.

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I have no plan yet to kick them out.  but if it is 40 outside how old do they need to be?

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I have 5- and 7-week-olds outside in an uninsulated coop with no heat.  They're doing just fine.  Temps are down to 40 degrees for the past few days.

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thank you sfchixn


Edited by patman75 - 4/6/10 at 7:21am

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