chicks and cold weather

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by RoosterDon, Nov 15, 2014.

  1. RoosterDon

    RoosterDon Chirping

    Jul 19, 2014
    Austin Texas
    our young chickens have their feathers. are they okay outside in 28-30 degree weather overnight? we live in Austin Texas so it does not stay freezing. they are 8 weeks old.
  2. mrs buff laced

    mrs buff laced Songster

    Oct 11, 2013
    Riza 4
    Well I live in Houston Tx so i'm not to far away from you! Our full sized chickens have been doing fine except for a few bad molts.... Make sure that their coop is wind proof that will help take out a lot of the chill.... Now you can buy a heat lamp from tractor supply which are relatively easy to find around here.....but at 8 weeks they should be fine...but to wind proof their pen you could just use some cheap tarps from Wal-mart
    and put them where the wind comes in the most. Hope this helps!

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