New chicks going outside

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chicky68, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. chicky68

    chicky68 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 5 chicks that are about two and a half months old. I want to put them outside permanently. I have been putting them outside during the day in the Sun because it's been between 40-50 degrees during the day. However, I have not put them outside at night time yet. The temperature is going to be in the 30s tonight is it okay if I leave them out there? They're in a cage, they are covered, they have hay, wood chips, they have a box to go into with wood chips, there is a tarp over their cage and they are locked in there. I am concerned about the temperature what do you all think?
     
  2. SunflowerTheBun

    SunflowerTheBun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of chicks are they? I had to look up what 30 farenheit was in celcius and it's -1...

    I'm thinking minus temperature are a bit cold but they will huddle up and try to be in the warmest place so you might be alright.
    My chicks usually have a hen to sit on them to it's fine for them...plus where I live it doesn't get that cold.
    The only thing I'd to is try a warmer night if possible before trying them on minus temperatures.
     
  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    I’ve had chicks at less than 6 weeks old spend the night I my unheated grow-out coop in temperatures in the mid 20’s Fahrenheit. Yours are almost twice that old. That temperature will not bother them.
     
  4. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will be just fine! I wouldnt worry at all at that age.
     
  5. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree, if they can get out of the wind, they are going to be fine. You lasted with them a lot longer than me. I have a dozen chicks that are 2 weeks old, and mine have been outside since last Friday. They have a wooly hen, but yours would be way too big for that. Mine are thriving.

    Mrs K
     
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  6. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agree... i have too. I had silkies out at 6 weeks with these temps. They did good:)
     
  7. chicky68

    chicky68 Out Of The Brooder

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    Its not too cold. 39 degrees Fareheight. I think they should be fine.
     
  8. chicky68

    chicky68 Out Of The Brooder

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    They are Australorps
     
  9. rubyedmonds

    rubyedmonds Just Hatched

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    They will definitely be fine if they are fully feathered, and by that age they should be.
     
  10. chicky68

    chicky68 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks
     

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