4-5 week old chicks and drafts

vpeterson

Songster
11 Years
May 2, 2009
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Forest Lake, Minnesota
I was planning on moving my 4-5 week old chicks to the coop this weekend but the temp outside has really took a tumble. With a heat lamp I can keep the temps at 50-60 degrees in the coop.
The problem is when the door is opened a cold draft will be coming through. The chicks are used to about 70 degrees in my laundary room. It is about 30 degrees outside. I know that I should wait for warmer weather, but I have time to do a lot of checking on them this weekend. Will the sudden draft be too hard on them?
 

dixiechick

Songster
11 Years
Jul 17, 2008
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8
171
North Central Florida
I'm in FL, so thankfully, we only worry about this a couple times a year...but I would worry for them nonetheless. It's 90 out today and 70 at night, and my little ones stay inside until I see them trying to move away from the heat source...
 

NonnasBabies

Muddy Acre Farms
10 Years
Sep 20, 2009
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6,574
526
Pride, La.
Even though nights here have only been getting in the high 60's my 4 1/2 week olds still all pile under the light every night.. Maybe they do it cause it's there I don't know but when I tried to not turn the lamp on they piled on top of each other and it was only in the 70's that night...

Missi
 

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