Coup temp?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by pittypat, May 2, 2009.

  1. pittypat

    pittypat New Egg

    Apr 9, 2009
    What temp should I keep available for my chics? Example:
    1st week-90-100F and decreasing 5 degrees per week.
    How long do you keep decreasing temp. and to what degree?
    After all their feathers are in(5-8weeks) what temp?
    In the winter, what is a low temp for hens?
    This last winter we had in the single diget temps.
    My 3 hens were fine.
  2. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    [​IMG] I guess it depends on where you live there are several threads about coops and temperatures. Some of the Alaska and member from the northern states and Canada and other places that have very cold winters, I believe most do not heat their coops. I live in North Central Florida. We do get some nights in the winters where it does get into the lower 20's and upper teens. I don't heat my coop but do have it insulated to also help to keep it cooler in the summer with plenty of ventilation.
    Last edited: May 2, 2009
  3. pittypat

    pittypat New Egg

    Apr 9, 2009
    THANKS for my first post response!!
    Oregon where it will be in the 40's for lows this week(as was most of the winter).
    This winter i never put a head lamp in the big coup(didn't use the tractor coup with the hens.

    I have a heat lamp(100W bulb) in the outside tractor coup with chics. It is showing 80s and it is in the 50s today.

    Will my 3 week old chics be warm enough through the night???

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