- Oct 13, 2018
So, I'm in a bit of a pickle and I guess I just need reassurance that I'm making the right decision. We had one baby chick hatch late fall naturally (I know, I know, it's super late for that). He's six weeks old now, but has DEFINITELY outgrown his brooder. He's completely feathered and no longer uses a heat lamp going on a week now. It's 67 degrees in my house but he's by a window so probably closer to low 60's for his spot. My problem? I live in Ohio and it's below freezing regularly right now. I'm beyond ready to put his smelly chicken butt outside, do you guys think it's okay? He'd be in his own area, and I have 30 girls in the coop too, but it's still cold enough that their water freezes. *I refuse to put heaters in our coop.* Advice? Thanks!