Need help!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by HazelandPearl, Mar 31, 2018.

  1. HazelandPearl

    HazelandPearl Songster

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    I have 6-7 week old Buff Orpingtons. It’s 59 degrees tonight and my girls were in their coop all day. I cooped them up tonight in the enclosed portion of their coop. Do I need to rig their lamp with them? Also do I move their food and water in? I closed all windows and doors to keep them in so they don’t come out.
     
  2. HazelandPearl

    HazelandPearl Songster

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    This is the first night I am attempting to keep them in their coop all day and night. We are in north florida and have a large 84” coop with a run and enclosed hen house.
     
  3. drewsk

    drewsk In the Brooder

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    By 7 weeks they should be completely fully feathered and ok without a lamp.
     
  4. HazelandPearl

    HazelandPearl Songster

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    Ok they seemed a little scared and wanted to come out :/
     
  5. HazelandPearl

    HazelandPearl Songster

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    Do I need to put food and water in and do I have to wake up early to let them out?
     
  6. drewsk

    drewsk In the Brooder

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    I'm just on my first set of chicks as well and it's pretty cold up in MN right now (low of 13F overnight, 20F at 10am) - so I did close food and water in the coop with them and am leaving them closed in until about noon when it'll be more like 25F. They enjoyed being out in the run in the mid 20s yesterday.
     

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