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Moving to the coop

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Jens Hen House, May 10, 2016.

  1. Jens Hen House

    Jens Hen House Out Of The Brooder

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    My chicks are about 3-4 weeks old and I think they have outgrown their brooder. We have a finished coop, not the run. Temps are 90's day and 70's night. They haven't had any heat in the last week in the brooder, the garage was warm and I couldn't get the heat lamp far enough away from them with out them trying to get away from it. Will they be ok in the coop all night alone???
     
  2. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup. If they are not even needing a lamp there is no reason to keep them in the brooder. It's time for them to get used to their permanent home!
     
  3. micah wotring

    micah wotring Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm no expert on chicks but I agree with ShunHwaKwon
     
  4. Jens Hen House

    Jens Hen House Out Of The Brooder

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    I put them out there the windows are open and they are all piled on top of each other and panting like they are hot what do I do???
     
  5. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it hot in there? Does it have adequate ventilation? Is it something you built from scratch or bought? How are they doing now? If they are piled on top of each other I wouldn't think they are hot. Can they reach their water?
     
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  6. Jens Hen House

    Jens Hen House Out Of The Brooder

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    We are 91 right now. We did bulild it, it has 4 windows and I have the big door open with a screen on it. They were fine last night and this morning but this afternoon as it got hot again they started panting and had their wings spread as if to cool themselves.
     
  7. Jens Hen House

    Jens Hen House Out Of The Brooder

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  8. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the temperature is probably fine as long as they have cool fresh water. I can't tell where the other windows are so the only thing would be if they are not getting good air movement through there or not.I have a window and/or vent on every wall of mine.
     
  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Not enough ventilation. And that plexi roof kind of turns the coop into an oven. What region are you located in? If you're in a mild/hot weather climate than making that front wall, all wire may help. Windows are nice and all, but for ventilation all-year long, you need venting along the roof-line. Vents, of any kind, need to be placed on opposite sides of each other to maximize the airflow.
     
  10. Jens Hen House

    Jens Hen House Out Of The Brooder

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    The windows are in the back side we may need to add some to the sides. We haven't even hit summer yet
     

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