7 week olds first night outside.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chicken995, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. chicken995

    chicken995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Low of 48 tonight. They should be fine without any supplemental heat right?
     
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    earnhardtlvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is just me saying, but I would not put them out without heat if it's going to b that cold. IIf u redece heat by 5 degrees each week and with babies u start at 95, they could handle 60 or 65 degrees. I'm very over protective tho. If u put them out I would put a heat lamp with them.
     
  3. Yep. They will be fine. At 7 weeks old they are old enough to take a cold snap even. Don't worry. That's what their feathers are for. And no, they don't need any lamp/light. Unless you want to comfort their little "I'm scared" peeps.
     
  4. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i know you have chicks but i have ducks that are 10weeks old and i put them out when they were 5 1\\2 weeks old and they were fine.
     
  5. chicken995

    chicken995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the words of reassurance. The slept very well. No squawks of displeasure. I even put them on the roost and they settled right down for bed.
     
  6. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    It's great to hear it went well! 7 weeks they can handle the cold. My youngest in the coop are 6 weeks and they've been in there for 12 days now. [​IMG]
     
  7. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    remember they are wearing a down coat.....mine won't let me close the coop door at night now, and it is still getting to below freezing here in Colorado...they are 9 weeks old...fully feathered and loving it!
     
  8. ninabeast

    ninabeast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine were outside at 7 week down to 45. They like that a heck of a lot better than the heat we just had.
     
  9. chicken995

    chicken995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You must be at a bit higher elevation than me. We haven't gone down that low in a while here in Weld County.
     
  10. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You must be at a bit higher elevation than me. We haven't gone down that low in a while here in Weld County.

    San Luis Valley, in Alamosa....over 7500 ft., it was 36 this am, that's warm actually...ready for the warm stuff at night!
     

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