Chicks outside-possibly cold-will they...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by coffeemama, May 31, 2008.

  1. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    Oregono
    I moved my almost 4 week old mostly feathered chicks outside today-I planned for them just to be out for a little bit, but their pen is built so that I can't get ahold of them until they go inside the coop. I put a heat lamp in there and a couple of chicks climbed the ramp to get to it. All of them are huddled now outside in a corner and a few are peeping loudly(assume they are cold). Will they go up to the light, or am I going to have to tear the whole run apart to fetch them?!
     
  2. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How cold is it going to get? If your lows are in the 50s, I wouldn't worry about it. If your talking lows in the 30s, you might need to go get them.
     
  3. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    Oregono
    Yeah 65 day and 45 night-I hope I can get them in before tonight!
     
  4. WrenAli

    WrenAli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 6 week old BRs are out in the barn. I kicked them out of the brooder at 2 weeks and they have been fine.

    The barn is open to the outside.
     
  5. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    Oregono
    Good to know thanks-a few of them have gone up to the light-maybe when it gets darker they will go toward it [​IMG]
     
  6. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    coffee what is that blue chicken in your avatar?
     

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