At what age should they be able to handle cold temperatures?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickenalice, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. chickenalice

    chickenalice Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 5 two month old chickens. The front of their coop is all wire. So how old should they be before they can stand colder temperatures like the low 20's? Right now the coldest it gets at night is around 50
     
  2. ChickenCop

    ChickenCop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Personally I like them to be at least 3-4 months all feathered it. You may want to look at covering that wire section up come winter time. Its the draft that will kill your birds not the cold. Best of Luck!
     
  3. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    Acutally it depends on the type of chick..some feather out a lot quicker than others...My Cochins take forever to fully feather out. My bantams feather out quicker,but at 2 months I still have them under the heat lamp because of their size..
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:Sounds like your climate is only a bit cooler than mine. I imagine by the time it really gets cold they will be plenty well feathered.
     
  5. chickenalice

    chickenalice Out Of The Brooder

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    THanks everyone! [​IMG]
     

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