11 week old LHs and weather question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by epona4, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. epona4

    epona4 Songster

    Oct 14, 2008
    Central Indiana
    Is 11 weeks old enough for the chicks to be out in a coop? (and out of my kitchen!)

    I'm in central Indiana and right now we're in the 40s and 50s, but next week will drop back down to the normal 30-35 degrees. They'll be in a coop inside the barn. Draft free with a brooder lamp, but still won't be warm for a while.

    We've been setting the brooders on the deck on the warmer days to let them adjust to that...and also hear the "big kids" scratching around in their run. Won't be able to do that after today because we're supposed to get rain. (because it's not muddy enough after 12 inches of snow melted in 2 days)

    Also, they won't be cooped with the big kids yet. Gonna wait till the two roos are gone (about 6 or 7 weeks) and then we'll add the hens with the others.
  2. Snakeoil

    Snakeoil Songster

    Jan 10, 2009
    SE Iowa
    If you have conditioned them (lowering the temp 5 degrees per week) they should be fine, although I would have a regular light bulb burning for them.

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