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6 week old chicks, ready for the coop?

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Are my chicks ready to go outside? I live in Redding, CA and the temps are low 60s.

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Are my chicks ready to go outside? I live in Redding, CA and the temps are low 60s.

How do they react if you turn off the brooder light for extended times?

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I put mine outside last week,and i live in NY and it is in the low 30's...they have been doing fine and seem to enjoy being out there..they will be 8 weeks tomorrow.
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I'm also in Northern CA and I had 6 week old chicks outside without heat during the last cold snap of 20 degrees.  They were just fine.  So put them out there!

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Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

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I have 8 week old chicks still with a heat lamp in the barn. It's -41F. But if you're closer to the freezing point, I'm sure they will be just fine :) 

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Breeding: Silkies, Barred Plymouth Rocks, Ameraucanas, Naked Necks, Buckeyes, Welsummers, Marans and Mottled Houdans. 

 

Pictures by Les Farms are not to be used without written permission from me first, and never for any commercial gain. Thank you.

 

Visit our COOP Page! 

 

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I have 8 week old chicks still with a heat lamp in the barn. It's -41F. But if you're closer to the freezing point, I'm sure they will be just fine :) 


I'd have heat on them too if it was that cold.   Brrrrrrr.

Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

Reply

Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

Reply
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I'd have heat on them too if it was that cold.   Brrrrrrr.

I need a heated snow suit... and boots.. 

 

It was +45 on Sunday. This is not fair lol

Breeding: Silkies, Barred Plymouth Rocks, Ameraucanas, Naked Necks, Buckeyes, Welsummers, Marans and Mottled Houdans. 

 

Pictures by Les Farms are not to be used without written permission from me first, and never for any commercial gain. Thank you.

 

Visit our COOP Page! 

 

Raising CX Free Range ~ Poultry Sexing Tips ~ Raising Chickens Naturally 

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Breeding: Silkies, Barred Plymouth Rocks, Ameraucanas, Naked Necks, Buckeyes, Welsummers, Marans and Mottled Houdans. 

 

Pictures by Les Farms are not to be used without written permission from me first, and never for any commercial gain. Thank you.

 

Visit our COOP Page! 

 

Raising CX Free Range ~ Poultry Sexing Tips ~ Raising Chickens Naturally 

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Thanks y'all!

post #9 of 11

I put mine out at 8 weeks, in may. I had the heat lamp on them for a long time because I didn't know any better, though. :) They probably didn't need it, they're strong little buggers. :P


Edited by Chicks Galore3 - 1/23/13 at 9:37am

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"Jesus is my Savior, not my religion"

 

Member of the Chatterbox Chooks Club

 

Wanna know how to make a chicken diaper? Check out this article! /how-to-make-a-chicken-diaper-a-how-to-with-pictures

 

Rest In Peace: Crumpet (Click to show)
The actual definition of a "crumpet" - A unsweetened English pastry
 
My Definition of Crumpet: The sweetest thing that ever was. :( 
 
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I need a heated snow suit... and boots.. 

 

 

I'm thinking you need to relocate. 

 

I looked up your area on a map - mental note to not move there.  As a CA native, I'd freeze to death.  And I thought Wyoming was cold.  What are your highs in the summer?

Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

Reply

Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

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