baby its cold outside.....

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by charlotteda, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. charlotteda

    charlotteda Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2008
    Pickens SC
    I put my 2 1/2 week old babies out in the new chicken house with lights... our low temps have only been in the 30's this week.

    But for the next few nights its supposed to be in the mid 20's so as a precaution they are back in the living room brooder again. Wow... I didnt realize how much they had grown in a week until I brought them back in !!

  2. Beau coop

    Beau coop Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2008
    Brrrrr.......... I am tired of winter [​IMG]
  3. congdon476

    congdon476 GaLLiNa LOcA

    Dec 31, 2008
    Pueblo Area
    I agree- I look at mine and think- are they big enough to go outside yet? They are 4 weeks and look so much bigger than the little puff balls they were just a few weeks ago. I have noticed that they are no longer sleeping under the lamp in the brooder (I was down to a 60 watt bulb, 2 feet away) and are sleeping together in the far corner. I took it out today (they are indoors so don't start freaking out everyone). They seem quite content now to sleep wherever. I figure in a few weeks they will be feathered enough to move out the the coop with a 100 watt light. It's so exciting to see them grow up.

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