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8 weeks. Okay to be outside? Tonight's low 34

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by deemathes, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. deemathes

    deemathes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just brought home two approx 8 week old Ameraucana pullets and have them in a cordoned off section of our main coop. Tonight's low will be 34. We don't use supplemental heat in our coop. Do you think they will be okay?
     
  2. Folly's place

    Folly's place Overrun With Chickens

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    Were they in a very warm environment before? They should be feathered out and do fine, unless they were in a very warm space. Extra bedding and no drafts should work out anyway. Mary
     
  3. CogburnIsMyRoo

    CogburnIsMyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you keep them like Folly's place said then they should be ok and what breed is your avatar chicken? It is beautiful!
     
  4. deemathes

    deemathes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! They came from a breeder who had them outside, but with a heat lamp.I put a 5 gal bucket in there on its side with a bunch of pine shavings for them to huddle in. I don't even know if they will use it, but I would! Haha! My avatar is a silkie bantam mix, thanks!
     
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