Chicks in Winter

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by beakkeeper, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. beakkeeper

    beakkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am just wondering if chicks would be OK outside at this time...We are thinking of getting them around/after labor day, and keeping them outside (in an insulated, heatlamp-heated coop) ASAP. Will they be OK? Or will it be too cold in the MN fall/winter?[​IMG]
     
  2. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

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    I hade my first chicks in my old chicken house in febuary or march,i sectioned off one section with landscaping cloth and used a heat lamp and they did well.
     
  3. ravenfeathers

    ravenfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    as long as you can keep the area under the brooder lamp at the right temp for their age, you should be fine.
     
  4. Frizzledhen

    Frizzledhen Spear Gunnin' Coons

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    The little buggers are pretty hardy. Just keep them warm and out of drafts. [​IMG]
     

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