22 degrees - too cold for chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by racuda, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. racuda

    racuda Songster

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    On Friday, my oegb hatched out three chicks, from a RIR x Thai. By Sunday morning she had taken them into the run at a frosty 22 degrees. They would spend 5 minutes out learning how to scratch and ear and 10 minutes under her wing. So far everyone seems happy and healthy.

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    Here are the other two:

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  2. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Songster

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    Too cold? With Mama's down vest to tuck under? Certainly NOT!! If they have a properly attentive mama to snuggle with, it's nowhere near too cold!
     
  3. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
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    Great photos! Looks like everyone is doing fine!
     
  4. Biddieacres

    Biddieacres Songster

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    OHHHH there is nothing better to me than Mama hen photo's with her babies. I guess Mama knows best. She just can't wait to get her babies out and teach them to scratch. I guess as long as she keeps them close by and only out a few minutes all is fine. Good luck with them.
     

  5. LaLoomis

    LaLoomis In the Brooder

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    I just got some OEGBs hoping that they would be good brooder/mothers. It looks like yours is doing a great job. And she sure is pretty.
     

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