I'm worried, needlessly! UPDATED

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

  1. Crickett

    Crickett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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. sherrydeanne

    sherrydeanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
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  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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