Originally Posted by browneyebuttafly
Originally Posted by KatyTheChickenLady
I put mine out at a week with no light, they are doing great at about 4 weeks now.
What were the temps there then when you put them out during the night. Lowest temp for the next says 36. I have 3 walls and a roof on the back of my tractor covered in wood, the rest is wire. I also am going to put a rubbermaid container in there upside down with a hole for them to go into. I have 7 chicks and 4 more that are 1 week old. The week olds are seperate at this time because of size. Think it would be ok with no light down there for them. I can't run wire to the tractor. Too far from the house. Thanks!
it sounds like my temps are about the same as yours, I gave mine the rubbermaid "tent" as well but they quit using it after the first week, the are hot birds.
We've had temps in 30's at night all last week, and mine are running around basicly naked, but had no issues. Well, I supose I may have slowed their growth a bit due to the calories excerted to keep warm at night, but an extra week before butcher is far more desirable to me than having these stink bugs in the house!