Chicks in coop-outside temp 50F-too cold?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by JLS, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. JLS

    JLS Love my feathered babies!

    May 29, 2009
    My Coop
    I put my 4 week old chicks out into the coop a couple days ago. It has been warm during the day/night. But now the temp fell to 50F [​IMG]. I do have a 60 watt heat bulb just above where they like to sleep incase they need extra warmth.

    My question is: Will they huddle under the lamp if they are too cold? They have been very active and they are "spread out". This is my second batch/year of chicks. I am much earlier this time putting the chicks in the coop.

    I hope I am an overly concered mama! Wont their behavior indicate if they are cold/unhappy? [​IMG]
  2. Texasboy4ever

    Texasboy4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 10, 2009
    If they get cold they will get under the heat lamp, if they are warm they will move away from it
  3. newTexan2chickens

    newTexan2chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2010
    All I can say is I WISH it was 50 here!!! OMG the heat last week was terrible... high right at 100, low maybe 80. It is better this week tho... muggy and rainy.

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