Can 3 week old bantams stay outside at night if temp in mid 70's?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by susanah, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. susanah

    susanah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are 5 bantams and 1 full size. Temps are mid 90's during day,
    but mid 70's at night. According to what I've read 95 first week then
    decrease 5 each week. That puts us at 80. But if they are asleep
    together in an enclosed coop in a cage that is
    covered for draft free, will they be
    alright? Or should I just be patient for one more week. They are getting
    kind of crowded in the brooder box and looking like they want out.
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I think they'll be just fine out in the coop. They will cluster together at night, when it's dark anyhow.
     
  3. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will be fine! Don't worry. [​IMG]
     
  4. EatMorSteak

    EatMorSteak Out Of The Brooder

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    They'll be fine. When I got my 3 OEGB's they were 2.5 weeks old and I kept them outside in the coop which is also draft free. The weather was very similiar too.
     
  5. susanah

    susanah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
     
  6. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

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    Or you could jsut hang a light in the corner so that if they need it they will have it. That might make you feel better about it????
     
  7. MarinMama

    MarinMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have bantams and put them out about 1 monthbago when they were 6 weeks old and nighttime lows were in 50s. Yours will be fine.
     
  8. NewChickMomma2011

    NewChickMomma2011 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have my 3 week old chicks out in their secured coop at night, they all sleep in a line together at night.
     
  9. BoltonChicken

    BoltonChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they'll be just fine out in the coop.

    Thats right!​
     

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