Dumb question..

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by JustClucky, May 29, 2011.

  1. JustClucky

    JustClucky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 16, 2011
    Tonight will be my chicks first night in the coop. It's hot outside. Windows stay open, I'm assuming, or do I close them?
  2. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2009
    It's not a stupid question, we all worry about things like that sooner or later. [​IMG]

    If your windows are predator-proof when open, I'd say at least leave half of them open. If they are staying outside already, they should be okay with a slight breeze.
  3. stellacat

    stellacat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2011
    If you have predator-proof wire across the windows, I would say yes.
    P.S. it's not a dumb question [​IMG]
  4. Fritatta

    Fritatta Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Woodstock, GA
    yes, leave the window open IF you have wire across them. and chicken wire might not be enough. hardware cloth is better.
    I have a fan in my coop all summer also.
  5. AlleysScrambledFarm

    AlleysScrambledFarm Out Of The Brooder

    May 28, 2011
    As I tell my son, there are no dumb questions, not asking though... [​IMG]

    Even I learned something from your question. I need to use hardware cloth on our coop we are in the process of building...did not know about this!

    Thanks for asking [​IMG]
  6. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just curious-how old are they?
  7. spotstealer

    spotstealer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2011
    Poynette, WI
    As was mentioned, are the windows predator proof? How old? How warm? I know Tx can have very cool nights and hot days this time of the year. If its cool, you can close the windows until they acclimate to the new surroundings and climate. They are quick to adapt also. They'll be a bit nervous the first night but get into the groove pretty fast.

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