3 week old chicks first night out...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Preservation Acres, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. Preservation Acres

    Preservation Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, my wife's in a panic, so I need your back up here.

    It's their first night out. It's getting down to 42 degrees tonight. I have them with their mother hen, and they have a covered plastic dog house to stay inside with 2 inches of bedding.

    Will they be ok?
     
  2. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Yep!

    I always try to get mine out between 2 and 3 weeks of age, and all they get is a heat lamp! They'll be FINE with their hen!
     
  3. Preservation Acres

    Preservation Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! They're completely out of any wind, and tightly sealed in the doghouse. How cold before I should get them some heat in addition to the mother hen?
     
  4. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Quote:I think they'll be fine with their mom. Unless it's gonna be 0*F tomorrow or something drastic like that. You really don't want them too tightly sealed up - they still need ventilation!

    The thing I like about fall is that the cooler it gets the more feathers they have grown!
     

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