1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Its getting cold

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by burntmuch, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. burntmuch

    burntmuch Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 6, 2010
    Montrose MI
    Ive got a batch of Freedom Rangers under the lamp right now. They re going strong right at 3 weeks. Its starting to get cold here in Michigan. 50 degrees during the day & colder at night. How cold is too cold for these young ones. Im building an outdoor pen right now. Im gonna have a small coop for them in there but no lamp.
  2. RedfogsFlock

    RedfogsFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2010
    Wittmann, AZ
    Well rule of thumb is 90* when they hatch or come home at a few days old, and drop 5 degrees for every week after two. I do believe that is what i've read on here a few times. I do know the temps & such are right, but it may be after one week start droppin the temp 5 degrees. So if they are three weeks they should be kept at 85* degrees right now.
  3. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    really depends on how feathered out they are.
  4. burntmuch

    burntmuch Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 6, 2010
    Montrose MI
    Their feathered out pretty good. They did fine at 55 -60 degrees. Im thinking they will have to stay under the lamp for a another week or so.
  5. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 12, 2009
    I have 2 week old CX's that I will be hopefully be putting out in covered hoop house next week. Its been that cold here in Ohio also.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by