35 degrees? Too cold?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by WooingWyandotte, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. WooingWyandotte

    WooingWyandotte Overrun With Chickens

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    OEGB fostering a LB/BO mix (5 wks old). They are in an enclosed shelter with a box and fresh hay. Is 35 degrees still too cold?
     
  2. P-Funk

    P-Funk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going to assume that since you have 2200 posts more than I do than you are are chicken-sitting. Nobody has ever frozen to death @ 35 degrees. Hypothermia, maybe. Heat lamp, definitely. Cold, yes. I treat my girls better than i do myself. They do need vents. Be more elaborate on 'box' please.
     
  3. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Not too cold. I had a 2 week old chick spend the night in the woods at 36 degrees and returned in the morning with no problems.
     
  5. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If your chicks are under a hen, they should be just fine!
     
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  6. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

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    Quote:Totally agree. Had have multiple broody hatches here at sub-zero temperatures and everyone has survived. Momma keeps them warm.
     
  7. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    NOT at all at 5 weeks and will condition them for a colder winter. No more Heat!
     

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