Moving chicks outside

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by andrea1215, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. andrea1215

    andrea1215 Out Of The Brooder

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    We have six 5 week old chicks inside our house in their brooder. The plan is to take them down to my in laws to live, and we planned on taking them down this weekend. My question is, the low is suppose to be around 27 Saturday, will they be ok outside in temperatures that low or will they need something extra to keep them warm? My in laws have a large dog kennel that they will be staying in at night and they will be free ranging during the day. Thank you!
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    https://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/chickcare.html
    This webpage has temp. recommendations.

    It is too cold IMO. They don't get fully feathererd usually until 6 weeks and thus should still be under the heat lamp unless it is summer/warm.
    90-95 first week of life and decrease by 5 degrees per week until fully feathered, usually at 6 weeks, even on the head.
     

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