64 degrees and raining... Can they go out?

coltsfoot

Chirping
8 Years
Jul 21, 2011
35
2
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So it's 64 degrees out and rainy. I don't wanna keep them locked in their brooder for this week of rain but my chicks are about 5 - 6 weeks old and not completely feathered out. Will they be OK? They would have a place to shelter themselves from the rain...

Thanks!

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mystang89

Songster
8 Years
Jul 12, 2011
204
3
102
Louisville
Don't know if they would be ok or not as mine are only 1 week old. We are having the same weather system here though. My chicks are having to stay in their brooder because I'm really not thinking they are ready for that temp yet. Good luck with yorus.
 

mathesonfarm

Songster
9 Years
Nov 17, 2010
250
0
111
New York
Well, I am not completely sure BUT I put my chicks out right after the hurricane came through and it was alittle chilly at night and still pretty damp and I lost 5 chicks (6 weeks old). I dont know if that is why they died or not but I can definately say that it wasnt a preditor. Mine also had shelter to go into and get out of the rain. I went out and got the 4 that I have let and brought them back inside. I know they want to go out but I am still very hesitant and I myself am going to keep them in here until the rain lets up. Good luck with which ever you decide.
 

coalroadcabin

In the Brooder
11 Years
Feb 5, 2008
65
0
29
I put my 6 week olds out in their coop for the first time during Irene (we didn't get the bad hurricane weather - just rainy, cool and some wind)

Their coop is nice and tight and dry. They did just fine. Now, if I had a leaky, drafty coop I wouldn't have put them out in bad weather- then again, I wouldn't put them out in a leaky drafty coop no matter how old they are or what the weather is like.
 

coltsfoot

Chirping
8 Years
Jul 21, 2011
35
2
89
ok i think ill wait at least a week... thanks for your help!!
 

Two Creeks Farm

Songster
8 Years
Apr 23, 2011
879
28
123
Hedgesville, WV
I have some that were splashing in a puddle yesterday and it was 57. They are having a ball and doing fine. They are 6 weeks now but have been outside for 2 weeks. They are tougher then you are LOL
 

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