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Freezing temps and 6 week old pullets

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by txchickie, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. txchickie

    txchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    Texas
    Looking at them, I would say they are definently fully feathered, EE's and Turkens. But my little chickies are only 6 weeks old and it's supposed to freeze tonight and possibly snow/sleet on Sunday morning.

    They've been without a heat lamp now for about 4 nights, it did get down to 39 last night and they are all just fine.

    Should I add a heat lamp for the freeze and snow? They have a big insulated dog house (with deep shavings) in their pen until they are big enough to go to the coop with the big girls. It is on the south side of the garage so the wind is totally blocked.
     
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    How many? They'll keep each other warm as well. 39 is not far from freezing..
     
  3. gkeesling

    gkeesling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    based on what you described, they should be just fine. They are in an insulated coop and are blocked from the wind.
     
  4. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    In texas its that cold????
     
  5. vpeterson

    vpeterson Chillin' With My Peeps

    I wondered that too. Is it really ready to snow in TEXAS!
     
  6. Asgard Farms

    Asgard Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im in Central TX and it has been pretty cold for the last few days.

    Down in the low 50's high 40's and very wet.

    I have 3 day old chicks from ideal and they have been outside in their hen house the whole time with just a heat lamp.

    Was scaring the crap outta me, didn't sleep much. But they are fine.

    Starting to get feathers already.

    Patti

    Belton, TX
     
  7. bigoakhunter

    bigoakhunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is really cold for Texas this time of year! Be glad your not in Michigan, as it is supposed to get into high 20's tonight. We had a heavy frost this morning.

    They should be just fine..with the wind blocked.
     

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