Chicks and the cold

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Cohl0406, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. Cohl0406

    Cohl0406 Out Of The Brooder

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    So I've booted my month old pullets outside to their big coop. We are supposed to get a little cool no lower than 55 this week. I'm in texas so it's definitely warm up season. Do I need to bring them back in my house for the cooler weather or will they be ok? Maybe put the coop in my garage with no lighting (I'm the one that had the fire and it killed my last girls) coop is on wheels so doing that isn't a big deal. Thoughts? There are 3 girls. A buff orpington, RIR and austrolourp (spell?) oh also the coop has shutters and could be a draft free but ventilated space for them to be in.
     
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  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I would go the garage route as that is a little chilly for them (being under 6 weeks of age)- also that there are only 3 of them.
     
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  3. ChickenLegs13

    ChickenLegs13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Garage would be fine. Month old chicks should be almost fully feathered and able to laugh at 55* lows.
     
  4. Cohl0406

    Cohl0406 Out Of The Brooder

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    That's why I moved them out. I checked them over and from my untrained eye it seems all their feathers are in now. They have been inside my house a few weeks. Lol
     

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