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Buff Orpington Hen and Rooster Chick outside?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jruner, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. jruner

    jruner Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a hen and a rooster chick that are 8 weeks old and thickly feathered can I move them outside yet? It gets down in the teens here.

    Thanks,

    John Runer
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Hi John, I just moved some chicks outside in that age range and have a heat lamp out there for them for overnight temps (down in the 20s). Since they haven't had a chance to acclimate to temperature changes yet, I think it would be risky to expect them to make it through a cold night.
     
  3. silentrunning

    silentrunning Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With only two of them to keep each other warm, I would bet money that they won't make it.

    Doug
     
  4. Snakeoil

    Snakeoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Need a heat source.
     
  5. flamingauburnmustang

    flamingauburnmustang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rather wait abit. Be on the safe side. [​IMG]
     

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