10 week old bantam cochins spending their 1st night in the coop

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by walkerkm, May 13, 2011.

  1. walkerkm

    walkerkm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 21, 2009
    Will they be ok? I'm in Ma. Its going to be 47-50 degrees tonight. I have them in a 3x6 coop that Is filled with almost a foot of shavings. The are fully feathed. Lately they have been moving away from the warmer areas of the brooder and sometimes panting if they all group up and snuggle. Water and food is with them outside in the coop.

    There are 5 of them in the baby coop together.
    Last edited: May 13, 2011
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    So long as you didn't suddenly take the heat lamp and toss them out there (and I suspect even if you did @ 10 weeks old) they'll be fine. [​IMG]
  3. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

    Dec 1, 2010
    Owasso, Oklahoma
    A foot of shavings????? Holy cow! Haha they should be fine I have my 4-5 week olds in a pen in my barn with no light. It gets to high 40's and low 50's at night here. There all doing well!


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