Five Week Old Ameraucanas and the outdoors

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

  1. mkeawsh

    mkeawsh Woody Hollow

    Sep 23, 2007
    Beaufort, MO
    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 Songster

    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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