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Baby chicks and rainy weathe

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by wifeyschlegel, May 16, 2018.

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  1. wifeyschlegel

    wifeyschlegel Chirping

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    The chicken coop is finally finished! The run is not, but the chicks are currently in a large dog crate and could definitely use the extra space the coop will allow. I was hoping to move them to the coop today but it's a rainy cool day(65 degrees, not too cold). Is it fine if I move them out there or should I wait for a sunny warm day? They will only be in the coop, not out IN the rain. Oh, they're 4 weeks old..
     
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  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging 9 Years

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    What is your low for the night going to be? At four weeks they can handle 65 and they are out of the rain, but it might get below 65 tonight.
     
  3. wifeyschlegel

    wifeyschlegel Chirping

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    The lowest temp this whole week at night is 62.
     
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    They will be fine out in the Coop and enjoy it...They cuddle up anyways..
     
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    Egghead_Jr Crowing 7 Years

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    If they've been weened of a heat source already there is no reason they can't go to the coop other than there is no natural lighting in it. Nice big coop with enough light to see is exactly what they want.

    I put 4 week olds out in spring with frost still in forecast and some days with high of low 50's F. No problem.
     
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  6. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging 9 Years

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    I agree. Take then out there, they will love the extra space.
     
  7. wifeyschlegel

    wifeyschlegel Chirping

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    Thanks everyone! Lots of natural light(more than in the dog crate for sure!)
     
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