Canadian Chicks- after they hatch

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lzufelt, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. lzufelt

    lzufelt In the Brooder

    Jan 24, 2015
    Ontario, Canada
    Hi everyone,

    Hoping for some insight from some Canadians that have been having the same down right freezing winter that I have been having. I live in Ontario just north of the NY boarder.

    I had my first hatch on February 14, 2015. So about a week and a half ago. My chicks are growing like crazy (all but one) but they also are stinking up my house.

    We do have a full barn, we have sheep and cows and a spot for the coop-all separate.. My question: is it to early to put them out there? It's about minus 22 degrees Celsius, which is minus 7.6 Fahrenheit. I do realize how cold that is but they are very quickly outgrowing And stinking my house and soon they will be to big for the brooder. (Which I have already doubled in size)

    I do understand that you're supposed to go down 5degrees each week so I am no where near what is recommended but I need some advice on what other winter hatches have done?

    Any input would be greatly appreciated!

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