First night in the coop for 6 week olds

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by FruitValleyFarmer, May 27, 2010.

  1. FruitValleyFarmer

    FruitValleyFarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    My fiance and I put the finishing touches on the coop tonight and our ladies are spending their first night outside... aah! It's supposed to be 50 degrees outside, and they're 6 weeks old. They're going to be okay, right? Is 50 degrees too cold for them? I think I'm going to be out at least every hour tonight checking on them, like when we first brought them home... Poor chicks won't sleep a wink! [​IMG]
     
  2. buffbuttercup

    buffbuttercup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my oldest are almost 8 weeks and i still have a heat lamp out there for them. just in case [​IMG]
     
  3. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had chicks of 6 or so weeks outside at night with temperatures probably lower than 50 degrees, but I covered the house with an old woollen blanket and provided hay bedding. If there are quite a few they all hunch together and keep each other warm. Make sure they are well fed as well. (And, yes, I went to check they were Ok in the middle of the night for the first few nights),
    Sandie
     

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