I'm worried, needlessly! UPDATED

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Crickett, May 11, 2009.

  1. Crickett

    Crickett Songster

    Apr 9, 2009
    Heart of Dixie
    DH moved my oldest babies out of the pen today. They seem to be doing ok, but I think maybe it's still too cool for them. They have been without a lamp for about three weeks now, and have done well. Temps are running 60's at night, high 70's during the day. Is that too cool for them? They are between 7-8 weeks old and are fully feathered. Am I just worrying over nothing? DH says I am. He says they will be fine, but I don't know.
    Last edited: May 12, 2009

  2. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Songster

    Feb 1, 2009
    College Station, Tx
    They're old enough, they should be fine. I put mine out around 5 weeks, when the weather here was similar to yours there. Relax, kick back. Enjoy them being outside, along with all their dust!!
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    As long as they have some shelter, they should be ok. I would probably put one of those red 25-40 watt bulbs in a work light out there.

    They might just need a cardboard box to huddle in, should be fine.
  4. They absolutely don't need anything. They're more than fine, really. I've had my 9 weekers outside for 4 weeks and I'm in MA [​IMG]

  5. RlgNorth

    RlgNorth Songster

    Mar 18, 2009
    North Pole, ALASKA
    I live in north pole alaska and temps are getting down to 30 at night (sure wish it would warm up) neways, I have 5 week old ducks and turkeys and 4 weeks old chickens I just moved outside under a huge carport but in seperate brooders, it is draft free but I have hay for them to snuggle up in and a 100 wyatt (spelling?) lighbulb on at night for them they have been out there for 4 nights now and doing just fine!!! they have most of thier feathers .I understand your worry I didn't sleep good for the first two nights lol.
    Last edited: May 11, 2009
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Trust your DH. They'll be fine. I was the same way when my SO insisted I shut the light off on mine.
  7. Crickett

    Crickett Songster

    Apr 9, 2009
    Heart of Dixie
    Everyone made it through the night just fine! I feel like such a fool for being so worried now! I even told DH that if anything happened to "my babies" I would be so mad at him! They are walking around now, eating and cheeping away.

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