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Heat Wave!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mandomama, May 12, 2008.

  1. mandomama

    mandomama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So temperatures here in Oregon have been in the mid 60's. Thrusday its suppose to be 90 degrees!! How do I prepare my 8 week olds?
     
  2. Chicken Cluck

    Chicken Cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that you should just take them out when its not too hot. Or you could put them in the shade. I'm not sure. Good Luck!
     
  3. catfish

    catfish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put them in area where they can choose shade or sun.
    Nothing to worry about much there.
     
  4. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Quote:Well it is about time it started warming up. LOL

    Just make sure they have plenty of fresh water and some shade. Sunday was gorgeous here in the valley and the girls spent all afternoon out in their playpen/tractor with their water and a simple sheet over the top for shading. They loved it and never got hot really. They are 8 weeks old tomorrow.
     
  5. pookiethebear

    pookiethebear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow enjoy the warm weather! It snowed something terrible here in PA yesterday. We ended up with a few inches.
     
  6. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    send the warm weather my way please . We woke up to 37F yesterday, its mid may for petes sake.
     
  7. lemurchaser

    lemurchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay, for warm weather. I think I'll probably move their coop/tractor into the shady area of the yard, give them fresh water, and leave the coop windows open. I might even leave the run door open all afternoon so they can free range in the yard, that way they can cool down more easily.
     
  8. mandomama

    mandomama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Snow!! Yikes, that would be worse.
     
  9. mandomama

    mandomama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hi Lemurchaser! We need to get a Corvallis chicken group going! How old are your chickens?
     
  10. lemurchaser

    lemurchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hi Lemurchaser! We need to get a Corvallis chicken group going! How old are your chickens?

    8 weeks and 6 weeks. They are getting so big. I just met my neighbor through here, and she took two of my partridge rocks. So there are at least 3 of us from corvallis.
     

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