Outside shelter

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Kanga77510, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. Kanga77510

    Kanga77510 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2009
    Santa Fe, TX
    So we think the babies might be big enough to sleep outside. We're in Texas and it stays in the 60s at night, maybe 50s at the lowest. We have a run built for the babies, but I'm stuck on the coop idea. What would be good. Would a rubbermaid tote work well for now?
  2. fivestring

    fivestring Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    Nashville Georgia
    Sure, anything they can get out of the wind and rain. Do they have most of their adult feathers? I would put them out if they do, as long as their coop is secure from the night prowlers. If you are concerned about cool nights, you could always hang a heat lamp over them, but 60's isn't cold if they have some real feathers and some nice soft bedding like pine chips or straw.

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