5 1/2 weeks is it too early

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BrackenFarms, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. BrackenFarms

    BrackenFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    5 1/2 weeks old they look fully feathered and the temp is mid 60's is it too early to put standards out in the big coop
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    By themselves or with older birds?

    If they are by themselves they're probably alright, can you put a heat lamp in the corner?

    I'm in Phoenix and mine still like the heat at night.
     
  3. BrackenFarms

    BrackenFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are alone 16 of them i already put them back in brooder for tonight but i will try the lamp tomorrow night thank you for the help God bless
     
  4. sherrydeanne

    sherrydeanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine are not quite 5 weeks old and are out in 30 degrees with a light; it's about 55-60 under the lamp and they've been fine. I wouldn't hesitate in a heartbeat with a lamp at 60.
     
  5. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

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    put em out...

    my chicks are 2 to 3 weeks old, outside all day and night. a nights it can get to the 30's. BUT they go into a guinea pig cage at night, and i cover them with a heavy heavy sleeping bag, to keep the warmth in.
     
  6. damselfish

    damselfish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yeah, put them out with a lamp. You are a saint if you've had them in your house this long. I say this as one who just finished cleaning up (almost) all the chick dust from our office room. We made it about 4 weeks.
     
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  7. BrackenFarms

    BrackenFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well i cant take too much credit because they were actually outside on my porch in a homemade brooder
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    i placed them in coop today and have a light on tonight they seem very happy thank you for all of the responses
     
  8. newchickenfamily

    newchickenfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

    Awesome brooder!! [​IMG]
     

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