Is it ok to put my chicks out?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by JakRat, May 18, 2009.

  1. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Dover
    Hello,
    Our coop will be finished today, but I am unsure if it will be to cold to put my chicks out. Tonights weather is calling for it to be 33 degrees tonight. My coop has a heat lamp in the upper enclosed part of it. Should I wait for warmer weather???? It will be up to 75 tomorrow during the day.
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    How old are the chicks?
     
  3. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Dover
    about 4 1/2 weeks old...
     
  4. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our chicks were 4 weeks old when we put them out in the coop with a heat lamp during the nights. It's gotten down to the upper 30's during the day and they've been just fine.
     
  5. briana1975

    briana1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
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    That was how old mine were when we moved them out. We also have a heat lamp on for the cold nights. Last night 32 degrees. They are doing great. I would say go for it.
     
  6. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Dover
    Great! I just dont want them to get to chilly [​IMG]
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I would make sure they are in the heated enclosed part at night. The rest of the time they should be fine.
     
  8. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Dover
    We converted and old wooden A frame swing set into a coop and we enclosed the top of it except for one side the smaller triangle part if you can imagine it and then they have the whole that they climb up into... should I close them up for the night in there??? or will the be smart enough to stay in there?

    THANKS!!!
     
  9. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I would shut the door and close them in. [​IMG]
     
  10. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Dover
    Will do! We have a bunch of left over wood so that wont be a problem... This may sound stupid but I should leave a small food and water up there correct?
     

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