coop life

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by team guava pastry, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. team guava pastry

    team guava pastry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2009
    Miami, FL
    We got 4 new cochins and the coop is done, so when is coop life they are a month old today.

    I would like to get them out of the box. It would make my life a little easier.

  2. kb010

    kb010 Out Of The Brooder

    What is the temp like outside? As long as it's not too cold they should be fine to go out now. Although you may want to put the heat lamp out there if it gets chilly at night.
  3. LSU2001

    LSU2001 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 7, 2008
    Cut Off Louisiana
    In Miami in the spring it should be fine outside at a month old. I would put a heat lamp just to keep the temp up a bit at night. I brooded my chicks outside in their coop when they were delivered on Dec. 31st. I used two heat lamps and kept the temp up around 90-95 for the first couple of weeks and at about 2 months took the heat and light away completely. I live in South Louisiana (coastal) so my temps are a bit cooler than yours even now. Fully feathered chicks should be fine with your night time temps if you provide a heat source.
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    I live near Ocalal, Fl. I put my chicks in their coop when they are a month old. I also put their brooder in there too for the first week until they get used to the coop and then I take the brooder out.
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2009
  5. morelcabin

    morelcabin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    Our first order of dayolds come in the first week of April (uggh A-pril) here in Canada, they usually go straight to the coop with a heat lamp. My three day old silkie babies are up there in the shed now:>) I am a littel nervous, but they seemed fine all day today.
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2009
  6. katkat92

    katkat92 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 6, 2009
    I use a sectioned off part of the barn for my chicken coop, the outside brooder is also in there. We are having 30-35 degree nights and I have one light in the brooder. The chicks went outside into the brooder at 3 weeks old. No problems at all, as usual. Chickens are more hardy than some people give them credit for.
  7. team guava pastry

    team guava pastry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Ha! 35 degree I'll see that once every 4to 5 yrs down here. The rain is more of an issue here.

    But thanks again for the input.

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