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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickernewbie, May 4, 2017.

  1. chickernewbie

    chickernewbie Just Hatched

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    Should I keep my 5 week old chicks in their coop while raining and below 60 outside?
     
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  2. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls BYC Fan Premium Member Project Manager

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    does it stay in the coop?
     
  3. chickernewbie

    chickernewbie Just Hatched

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    There are 8 of them, and I normally put them in a small portable run during the day so they can forage and spread wings, but it's raining constant all day today here.
     
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  4. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls BYC Fan Premium Member Project Manager

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    sorry...
    I meant to say..does it stay DRY in the coop.
     
  5. chickernewbie

    chickernewbie Just Hatched

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    Yes and I still have lamp in there since chilly out
     
  6. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls BYC Fan Premium Member Project Manager

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    Is the run is not attached to the coop...
    where you could leave a door open and let them choose if they want to go out, I would keep them in the coop.


    Small young chicks are probably not going to like being wet and cold.
     
  7. chickernewbie

    chickernewbie Just Hatched

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    I just hate them being cooped up all day, and I know rain doesn't hurt them
     
  8. chickernewbie

    chickernewbie Just Hatched

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    Still working on the attached run right now just a portable separate run.
     

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