Do you think they'll be okay?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Dawn1058, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. Dawn1058

    Dawn1058 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well I put my 8 roasters out in the rabbit pen that is on the outside of my chicken coop today with a light? Do you think they will be ok? They are twice the size of my egg layers, I got all of them At end of January and they have been in the house for two weeks but theses guys are huge.[​IMG]
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  2. Shady

    Shady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How cold is it? Are they huddled under the light?
    If they don't seem uncomfortable, they should be alright. I usually keep my chicks in my garage with a heat lamp (in a bin or wire cage, depending on whats available), and that's worked pretty well.
     
  3. Dawn1058

    Dawn1058 Out Of The Brooder

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    It's 28 degrees right now. Just went and checked on them and they were all walking around and eating not cuddled up! I just hope I'm not doing the wrong thing. I hope they make it thru the night.
     
  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Do you have a thermometer in there? I also hope they will do okay. Be sure your heating system will not be a fire hazard. I kept mine in the garage until they were six weeks old. They went out in the garage about 2 weeks of age (I think), and I worried about them, too.

    Good luck!
     
  5. Dawn1058

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    UPDATE, AS OF 6:50 am. They are all alive and doing well!
     
  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] Thanks for the update.
     

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