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outside temp?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ben is a terror, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. ben is a terror

    ben is a terror Songster

    Apr 9, 2011
    I have started to put the kids outside during the day in their out door pen. They are fully feathered about 6/8 weeks old. How warm should it be at night before I let them do a sleepover in the big coop?They will be in a separate pen from the big girls.

  2. mons02035

    mons02035 Chirping

    Aug 4, 2010
    Carmel, Maine
    I'd say your good now.
  3. MeowCluckBark

    MeowCluckBark Chicken Lickin' Good

    Mar 28, 2011
    Boise, ID
    I have 2 girls that are 6 weeks old and they are out in the coop now. They prefer it to the smaller box they were in. They get cold before bed and make their silly sound to indicate their desire to sleep and be warm. If they didn't go in the coop on their own I shoo them in and turn on a light for them. I will keep a light in there until all the babies are grown enough to be in there and used to being together. The coop is a bit big for the 5 I have at the moment and I think now that it's bigger they get a bit scared, but the light helps.
  4. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Songster

    Dec 17, 2010
    Under Your bed
    As long as your not having snow storms, they are OK with being out now.

    If it is chilly, a heat lamp wouldn't hurt. Once they have their feathers, they

    can take colder temps. And plus, they have each other to snuggle with -

    Even more heat. [​IMG]


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