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Can 5 weekers be too hot???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mom_to3cuties, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. mom_to3cuties

    mom_to3cuties In the Brooder

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    My 5ish week chicks are in the garage in a "cage" covered on 3 sides. I know the temp outside is about 68 and they dont have a lamp on but they seem tobe breathing heavy?? Is this normal?

    Also thier bodies are always very warm. Is this the way it is supposed to be? I would love to be able to put them outside during the day, but hubby hasnt come up with anything yet that I can put them in.

    Thanks for reading...I hope my chicks are ok. Angie
     
  2. Stef

    Stef Hatching

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    Please put them out. They will love you for it. 68 degrees is more than enough for a 5 week chick. They are panting to cool down and they will absolutely love to spread their wings and have a run in the garden, are they drinking a lot of water also?

    Make a little corral out of anything (boxes, timber, plastic sheets) put a little water and feed out and they will love you for it.

    Stef
     
  3. mom_to3cuties

    mom_to3cuties In the Brooder

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    Thanks for the reply! Yes they have plenty of fresh water. I wil try and get them out for a bit today. Thanks alot.
     
  4. Queen of the Lilliputians

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    mom_to3cuties,

    Just curious about whether they a meat breed or a layer breed?

    -Meg
     
  5. allen wranch

    allen wranch Crowing Premium Member

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    Also, how big is the cage in the garage?
     
  6. Newchickenmom&kids

    Newchickenmom&kids Songster

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    Just curious....do you not have a coop/tractor to put them in??
     
  7. mom_to3cuties

    mom_to3cuties In the Brooder

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    The cage is about 3 feet by 4 feet and about 2 feet tall. I have no idea what they are, maybe you can help me I will add some pictures.


    They dont have a tractor yet. I am hoping dh will fix something up this weekend.

    I cant get my camera to upload right now, here are some older pics....
    First is a few weeks ago, second is my roo , third is hen on right roo on left .These were taken a few days ago.


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    Edited to add some info...
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2007

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