Chicks new home

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by DJKearns, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. DJKearns

    DJKearns New Egg

    Dec 2, 2011
    I have (4) barred rocks that we believe were hatched on 10/31/11 and so they are now 5 weeks old. They are doing nicely now with most of their feathers and living in a brooder in a heated basement(68degrees).

    We live in Connecticut and would like to move them outside next weekend 12/7. The current nightly temps here drop into the low 30s/upper 20s for this time of year. I will have them in a 4x6 foot lightly insulated chicken tractor that i am building

    can safely move them outide ? I would prefer that they become acclimated to the cooler New England temps and not have to rely on supplemental heat in the coop
  2. GoldDogsMom

    GoldDogsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2011
    Indiana, PA
    IMO...I would try and get them a little more acclimated unless you plan to supply them with some heat in the coop and gradually lower it. I would probably move them into a garage or someplace where you can get the temp a little lower without such an extreme shock. 68 to 20 seems like quite a drop...

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