8 week temp ????

crooked stripe

Songster
12 Years
Jan 14, 2008
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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
 

silkiechicken

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Jan 25, 2007
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Everett WA/Corvallis OR
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.
 

Tuffoldhen

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Jan 30, 2007
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WV
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...
 

Portia

Songster
11 Years
Feb 29, 2008
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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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