Chicks Outside?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by amcstay, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. amcstay

    amcstay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, Maybe this seems like a dumb question..... but here goes.

    My chicks were ordered in a batch of 25, I got 3, my friend kept 11 and the rest went somewhere else. The other sets of chicks have been sleeping in coops outside for about 2 weeks with no heat lamps on - our outside night time temp is no colder than 79 these days... I fixed my coop to be more protected today (put metal hurricane panels up on two sides where the wind comes from, added 4 inches of pine shavings to the floor and put in a cubby where they could go into in case it got really windy). They seemed upset that they couldn't come into my bathroom tonight - but I do think they have gotten spoiled. Are they going to be alright? I mean there are only 3 vs. 11. Does the amount of chicks in one spot determine when I should move them? Will I wake up to dead chicks tomorrow? They are 4 weeks by the way and heavily feathered.

    Am I a bad chicken mom?
     
  2. purr

    purr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2008
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    3 will not be able to keep as warm as 11 I would put the heat lamp out cause at 4 wks it should be 80%
     
  3. rufus

    rufus Overrun With Chickens

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    The chicks will be fine. They just like your company.

    Rufus
     
  4. amcstay

    amcstay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You know, I thought they liked to be in the house... especially when they kept trying to jump on my lamp when I was putting on makeup in the bathroom!
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    The chicks will be fine. My chicks were never in this house.
     
  6. amcstay

    amcstay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you all for your replies. They did just fine last night. I did check on them once, and they were sleping near the only crack in the panels - I guess they liked the night air [​IMG].
    Thanks again.
     
  7. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    They will do just fine and you are a good Chicken Mommy [​IMG] Don't worry.
     
  8. amcstay

    amcstay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Pumpkinpup! Hopefully they think so too![​IMG]
     

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