Low of 26 Tonight - Will They Be OK Outside?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BekkiH, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. BekkiH

    BekkiH Out Of The Brooder

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    I have six 6-week-old chicks. They are fully feathered, and have done well outside during the day in temperatures as low as 25 degrees. This was all during the day, though, and it always got gradually warmer as the day went on.

    We have been having some unseasonably warm weather lately. Last night, the low temp only went down to 36. I figured that was a good first night to sleep in the coop. It's small, protected from the wind and full of nice, dry straw.

    I'm a little more concerned about tonight's temps. It's supposed to drop down to 26. My gut tells me that they will be fine, but a small part of me worries.

    Do you think they will be OK huddled up in the coop tonight? Or should I move the heat lamp out there?
     
  2. BekkiH

    BekkiH Out Of The Brooder

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    Hoping someone might have some input soon! I have to figure out if we should move the heat lamp out there tonight or not.
     
  3. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would say to put the lamp out there in that weather IF THEY HAVE NEVER BEEN IN SUCH WEATHER. if they have already experienced that level of cold then they should be fine =)
     

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