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

Guinea girl 123

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Jul 25, 2017
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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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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 .
 

4 ever Orpington

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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
:frow :welcome
 

Guinea girl 123

In the Brooder
Jul 25, 2017
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6
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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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