40 degrees at night, when can chicks leave to brooder?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by patman75, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. patman75

    patman75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    How old do chicks need to be to leave to brooder if it is 40 degrees outside at night? Mine are 3 weeks right now but growing fast and the brooder is getting crowded.

  2. ChickenMama18

    ChickenMama18 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2009
    Nor Cal
    Maybe you can have them out during the day but in the brooder at night? Or you could add a couple heat lamps in the coop to warm them up. I think at three weeks they still need to be in the 80's...someone correct me if I'm wrong.
  3. patman75

    patman75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have no plan yet to kick them out. but if it is 40 outside how old do they need to be?
  4. sfchixn

    sfchixn Out Of The Brooder

    May 30, 2009
    I have 5- and 7-week-olds outside in an uninsulated coop with no heat. They're doing just fine. Temps are down to 40 degrees for the past few days.
  5. patman75

    patman75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    thank you sfchixn
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2010

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