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what temp for my biddies

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I have 18 biddies, some are older than others but i lost one today an older one,  It is supposed to freeze tonight! should I bring them in??  I keep them in an enclosed coop with a heat light 24/7 they seem to do well but I worry not that one died of unknown reasons!!
Any suggestions?

Human kids are grown and on their own. 3 large fowl  flocks, black copper Marans, Lite Brahmas, EEs 1 dog, a cat  and the worlds best husband!!
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Human kids are grown and on their own. 3 large fowl  flocks, black copper Marans, Lite Brahmas, EEs 1 dog, a cat  and the worlds best husband!!
Life is what you make of it.  Make your fabulous!!! 
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post #2 of 3

depending on age, week olds need 95 deg, 5 deg drop with each week of age.
I would think coop would not keep heat in very well, at least try to close a small
area for the youngest.

post #3 of 3

If you cannot maintain the temps recommended for chicks, then yes I would bring them in. If it is really the perfect temperature out there despite the cold snap, then they should be fine.

I have brought chicks in before to the mud room in a tub because of the impending cold weather.

Small flock of Black Australorps, EEs, and Nankins.

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Small flock of Black Australorps, EEs, and Nankins.

"The love of heaven makes one heavenly." - William Shakespeare

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