cold weather juveniles

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by McGraw Brewd, Nov 22, 2015.

  1. McGraw Brewd

    McGraw Brewd New Egg

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    I have some 5 week old juvenile chicks. The temp tonight is supposed to be 27 degrees. We have them closed in the roost, a tarp around the coop and a great lamp in there with them. Is this good enough?
     
  2. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello! Yes that should be plenty. You want them:
    1. dry
    2. Free from drafts
    and because they are still young
    3. a lamp.
    Make sure they have water and room to get away from the heat if they want.
     
  3. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]






    Sounds good enough and at 5 week of age the chicks should have some feathers and cuddled up in a box will keep them warm with the lamp .....
     
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] glad you have joined us.

    Sounds like you have it "covered" , just make sure the lamp is secured so it won't fall and agree with @OrganicFarmWife 's advice.
     
  5. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined the flock! [​IMG]
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Sounds like you are doing the right things - they should be fine.
     
  8. McGraw Brewd

    McGraw Brewd New Egg

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    Thank you all. I open the flap during the day when the sun is shinning and let them run around for some fresh air and exercise.
    I want happy ladies. Hopefully by spring I will start to get some eggs.
    Shari
     
  9. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    What breed of chicks do you have? Share some pictures if you'd like.

    Thanks for joining us!
     
  10. McGraw Brewd

    McGraw Brewd New Egg

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    I have Dominique's and American's.
     

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