8 week temp ????

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by crooked stripe, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Songster

    Jan 14, 2008
    N.E Ohio- Suffield
    Can 8 week olds be put outside for a short period when it is in the lower 60's? I would like to open the door and clean the coop. They would be in the run with the first wind to hit them. They have been a 65 degree coop for a couple weeks now. John
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    By 8 weeks, my chicks have no supplemental heating and night temps are in the lower to mid 30's. They will be fine as long as they are acclimated to the weather.
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    I think they would be just fine while the coop was cleaned out...it's the really low temps and no heatlamp that gets the birds chilled easy...
  4. Portia

    Portia Songster

    Feb 29, 2008
    South Central PA
    My little ones are 6 weeks and are as happy as can be outside in 50 degrees for a few hours with tarp wind break. I watch them closely, though, and if they huddle in the shelter box for very long I bring them in.

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