9 week olds first night in coop. Low of 32 degrees

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Guinea girl 123, Mar 31, 2018.

  1. Guinea girl 123

    Guinea girl 123 In the Brooder

    Jul 25, 2017
    Hi everyone. This may be a dumb question that has been asked a million times, but I just moved my chicks into the coop at 9 weeks old. It is only 2 of them, on their own roost because my guinea is not very nice to them and especially does not like sharing a roost just yet so no warm cuddles from the big girls. It is going to be a LOW 32 degrees tonight and I'm wondering if they need a heat lamp? I live in Washington and the weather is crazy. Any help is appreciated. :thumbsup
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  2. PearlaMae123

    PearlaMae123 In the Brooder

    Jan 10, 2017
    at 9 weeks they're fully feathered they should be fine. :)
  3. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    If it is a huge difference in the temperatures that they are used to (way more than 20 degrees), and since there are only 2... I would probably let them spend the night in the house in a box (or wherever it was that they had been sleeping).

    The young ones aren't as good with sudden temperature drops.

    If you had 6 or more out there I wouldn't be so cautious .
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    agree with Alaskan
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  5. 4 ever Orpington

    4 ever Orpington Mr.& Mrs Orpington

    Nov 5, 2017
    :frow :welcome
  6. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Hello..I would just put them out. They are a lot tougher than people think. They are feathered and will not freeze to death..Best wishes..:frow
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  7. Guinea girl 123

    Guinea girl 123 In the Brooder

    Jul 25, 2017
    Thanks everyone for your help!! I have their separate area well insulated with straw and an old blanket, they seem to be doing fine :thumbsup so grateful for you all and this website!! Lol

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