fretting over the rain

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Suechick, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. Suechick

    Suechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, I'm sitting here in bed just stewing about my 6 week old chicks. [​IMG] We moved them into the almost finished coop this week. They are out there right now and it's raining cats and dogs. I don't know if I can sleep, I'm so worried that they'll get wet. We're in soCal and not used to "stormy" weather. [​IMG] I put plastic over the window openings, the soffits are still open for ventillation though. I think it may be a loooong night. [​IMG]
     
  2. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
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    whats the temps, right now, and what breed are they?
     
  3. Suechick

    Suechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 buff orphs, 1 RIR and 1 white silkie. The temps are probably around 55 so not too cold. I have a 100 watt bulb out there with them, its been keeping the coop at around 65+ degrees.

    We just had another surge of down pouring rain and I jsut sat here cringing. I might have to go out there in my night gown and check on them...

    Thanks for your reply
     
  4. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
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    6 weeks they are fully feathered, if it was daylight mine would be outside, your chicks are probably fine, especially with the light, but it never hurts to check on them
     
  5. Suechick

    Suechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think if I take a few meal worms out for them I might feel better, don't know if it will make a difference for them...
     
  6. Suechick

    Suechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup, their fine. I went out to check on them, now I am soaked [​IMG] but they are dry. [​IMG]
    My silkie was even up on the roost with the others, it's the first time I've seen that. [​IMG]
    I still think I won't be able to sleep soundly tonight as I hear the waves of pouring rain and the wind and ....
    You know, they're my babies. And I'm a newbie chicken keeper,
     
  7. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    yea we went through the same thing with our fist chickies, we were more worried about predators then temps though
     
  8. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    Quote:if its dark ours wouldnt eat them
     
  9. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    They will be fine. My 6 week olds survived 14 degree weather for 3 days and the heat lamp only barely kept it above freezing in their little coop.
     
  10. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    LOL!! Yeah, many of us went through what you experienced last night [​IMG] I think I worried and fretted more about those daggone chicks those first few days in the coop than I worried over my son when he was a newborn. And yes, many of us have made those frequent late night/early morning treks out to the coop to peek in and make sure everyone's okay. Welcome to the world of chicken parenting [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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