Do u think it's too cold for them outside tonight? (picture)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mycutekitties, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. mycutekitties

    mycutekitties Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2009
    Modesto, California
    I moved these babies outside 4 nights ago. They were brooded in the house before. The short story is the cuckoo one I think got too cold. The 2nd morning I found her shivering and breathing heavily in her nesting box. I took her out and put her in an outside brooder with a heat lamp. I thought she was going to die (she looked real bad) but she is improving. She is still in the brooder under heat. I worried about the other 2. Should I move them under heat as well tonight? It's going to be high 30's in the morning. They are around 8 weeks old. They are bantam polish.
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  2. chickee

    chickee Chillin' With My Peeps

    I sure wouldn't take a chance. I would put them all in with the heat lamp. When it is this cold I always give my chicks access to a heat lamp. Right now my Polish chicks (9 wks old) have a flood light hung about a foot and a half off the floor to get under for heat.
    They sure are darling! Good luck! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2011
  3. mycutekitties

    mycutekitties Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2009
    Modesto, California
    Quote:Ok thanks!
     
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:Ok thanks!

    I have to agree, with the advice and the compliment. Beautiful chickens.

    Imp
     
  5. NightsInWhiteSilkies

    NightsInWhiteSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my gosh your chicks are adorable!
     
  6. mycutekitties

    mycutekitties Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2009
    Modesto, California
    Quote:Thanks! I went and moved the other 2 babies in with their hatch mate. [​IMG]
     
  7. chickee

    chickee Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Great! I would hate to see you loose any of them! I adore my Polish [​IMG]
     
  8. 1 hen and 1 roo

    1 hen and 1 roo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would for sure move them all together. Wouldn't want to have a fight on your hands if you had to re-inroduce them back together. I also would put them in a coop with some warmth.
     
  9. mycutekitties

    mycutekitties Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2009
    Modesto, California
    Here they are nice and cozy. [​IMG]
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  10. NightsInWhiteSilkies

    NightsInWhiteSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nightie,night cutiepatooties! Sleep well![​IMG]
     

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