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moving outside when it's still 50s at night?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by labirdie, May 11, 2016.

  1. labirdie

    labirdie New Egg

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    I have 6 pullets, all about 5-6 weeks old. They mostly have adult feathers, but the our coop isn't insulated and I don't have power out there for a lamp. It's spring but the east coast is still pretty chilly and getting into the lower 50s at night. Would they be okay to live outside now? I have been weaning them off of the heater and only keeping it on at night, but sometimes when I go to turn it on at night they're huddled together.
     
  2. azygous

    azygous Overrun With Chickens

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    Your chicks will quickly acclimate to the cooler temps. Start them on day trips to their run. As they enjoy their romps, they will be adjusting to a cooler ambient temperature. After a few days, extending their romps outdoors, they will be ready for the final move to the coop without heat.
     
  3. Rock Home Isle

    Rock Home Isle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Great advice. [​IMG]
     

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