out without heat?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by AlivianAcres, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. AlivianAcres

    AlivianAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How soon can I move my pullets outside without heat? They are almost 7 weeks and have been totally without heat for about 2 weeks...it gets down in the 30/40s at night...would they be OK? My big chickens went out during summer so this is new to me...
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    They should be fine. Are they feathered out? If so, they're good to go. And expect them not to roost, but they'll huddle in a pile on the floor to keep warmer. It's normal.
     
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  3. The Chickeneer

    The Chickeneer ~A Morning's Crow~

    As long as they are fully feathered, and they have a coop to sleep in, they'l be ok.
     
  4. AlivianAcres

    AlivianAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you both...it got down in the 20s last night and they did great. All huddled together and slept good. And yes I was the crazy chicken lady out with a flashlight in the middle of the night to check on them ;)
     
  5. stevetone

    stevetone Chicken Advocate

    Crazy? Well, join the crowd. We've pretty much all done that!

    Congratulations on a successful transition!
     
  6. AlivianAcres

    AlivianAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL good-so its not just me[​IMG] My hubby likes the chickens, but hardly loves them...and you should have seen the look on his face when I put on my boots, coat and grabbed a flashlight at 1 in the morning to make sure they were ok [​IMG]

    They moved into the growing coop last night and seemed to be doing well...I am heading out to check again now ;)
     

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