Five Week Old Ameraucanas and the outdoors

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mkeawsh, May 13, 2010.

  1. mkeawsh

    mkeawsh Woody Hollow

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    My five week old Ameraucanas are not happy in the big brooder in my living room any longer, since I gave them a couple days outside last week for about four or five hours each day. So, I have put them out in the tractor today and they are very contented. But, it is going to get down in the fifties tonight and possibly a brief rain shower in the morning before it becomes a nice day. They are all feathered out, I have an enclosure in the tractor and was going to cover all sides for overnight. Do you think they will be okay? When I brought them in last week, they loudly chirped for hours and have been doing it off and on each of the days when they are inside. For my own sanity, I was thinking I would keep them out there. [​IMG]
     
  2. fastpat

    fastpat Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you can run a heat lamp on an extension cord, in this case a single 75w bulb in a mechanics light might work, and place it in the place in your tractor where the water won't go, you might be fine.
     

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