Changeing weather for newly outed four week olds !

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by John Chicken GB, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. John Chicken GB

    John Chicken GB Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 20, 2011
    Great Britain
    My mixed flock of four week olds , were turned out into their outside pens the day before yesterday ,> They've had two wonderful days in the sunshine (with access to shade of course ) with temps of 25C . Today though the temp has dropped to 15c with rain forcast all day . Should I bring them back in under the lamp or leave them to toughen up ? They are in a dry place with the run out in the weather ! ????[​IMG]
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Hmm, that's 59F in this American brain. They may well be fine, if they are free from drafts. I'd probably just keep an eye on them for piling, maybe make sure they have a spot surrounded by extra hay where they can cuddle.

    No doubt some others would tell you to bring them back in or supply heat in the coop, which many can't do. And mine grow up entirely outdoors.

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