10week old chicks and cold

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by FullMetalMommy, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. FullMetalMommy

    FullMetalMommy Just Hatched

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    I know this may be a stupid question but I have five 10 week old chicks in central Arkansas and I was wondering if it'd be safe to keep them out in their coop at night? This week we are lucky and only getting a low of 48 at night (or so says my weather app for the moment). They have a full coop and such but I guess I'm being a helicopter hen, I'd hate to lose one of them.
    The picture is my son with some of the chicks so you can see their size and part of their coop in the background.
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  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    I would put a heat lamp on them at night.
     
  3. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they have been out for a while they should be acclimating. Their body temp in a small area should keep it warm enough. If it got down to the freezing mark, then I would probably worry (I tend to be slightly neurotic about my pets.)
     
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  4. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    Hi from the northwest corner. I put 6 week old chicks in my grow-out coop a week ago, we had a night in the low 20’s since then. My grow-out coop has great ventilation up high and good breeze protection down low.

    Those chicks turn seven weeks old tomorrow. I plan to let them into their run tomorrow.

    At ten weeks old and what I’m seeing in my 10-day weather forecast I don’t think you have anything at all to worry about from the weather.
     
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  5. FullMetalMommy

    FullMetalMommy Just Hatched

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    Oh that's good to hear from someone around the same area! Thank you Ridgerunner!
     

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