8 Week old RIRs - 25 degrees tonight

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Mikeeeeeeeeee, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. Mikeeeeeeeeee

    Mikeeeeeeeeee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My RIRs are 8 weeks old. Looks to me like they are fully feathered.
    Will they be OK tonight at 25 degrees in the new coop?
    No wind will be blowing on them.
     
  2. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    I have 2 Delaware chicks that will be 6 weeks old on Monday. They've been out in the coopshed for 2 weeks now. It got down to 18 last night, and I finally found them this morning, for the first time, cuddled beneath the heat lamp. They've always chosen to sleep on the floor in a pile of bedding until last night. And it's been pretty cold some other nights as well.

    So if you can give them access to a heat source, yours will be fine. If they need it, they'll go to it.
     
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    They will probably be ok, but I still have a heat lamp in my nursery coop and on the cold nights when I go out to check on them they are all huddles together under it and they are almost the same age as yours, 7 weeks. It has been in the 30's here lately. I put it on a timer. They go out into their run during the day.
     
  4. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    Likewise, they should be ok, but just in case make sure they have plenty of dry bedding to snuggle into. [​IMG]
     
  5. Mikeeeeeeeeee

    Mikeeeeeeeeee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Plenty of fresh brand new shavings and a 60watt light in one corner.
    They should be OK.
    They were very happy in the new digs when I left to come inside.
    Pecking at everything.[​IMG]
     
  6. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    [​IMG] Yay!! Happy chickies are ALWAYS a joy to watch. [​IMG]
     

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