Pacing and worrying.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Badhbh, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. Badhbh

    Badhbh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The girls are out in the barn tonight. They're about 6 weeks old now, and have feathers all over. They've been living in the kitchen, but I got home tonight and the smell hit me at the door. YUCK. So they're out in the barn in their new coop, with a heat light about 2 feet up. They're hovering around the light, but taking breaks to eat drink and wander around a bit. The barn isn't air tight, but it's not bad. Do you think they'll be ok? It's warm under the light. I can't stop worrying that they'll get too cold.
     
  2. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I recently moved my babies out to the outside '"teenager " cage.........they have an igloo..........shelter............and straw........fully feather babies are doing just fine in this ever changing climate in oklahoma...........30's tonight....... I think yours will be just fine [​IMG] mine only have the igloo as a break from the weather..........so yours have a barn and a light.they will be fine......... just you wait till morning..they will all be enjoying be "out" also [​IMG]
     
  3. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    If they are hovering around the light they are already cold. Lower it a bit.
     
  4. Badhbh

    Badhbh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's about 18 inches up now.. lowered it a bit. I went out there and they were all lounging in the litter, content as can be. They look a little put out, but not cold. I felt their feet, and they weren't popsicles. I think they'll be ok.. i'll check on them first thing.
     
  5. GwenFarms

    GwenFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they'll be okay too. If they hover under the light some at this age it isn't as dangerous. You don't have to worry about pile on. I think they will be fine.
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Keep in mind that they may hover around the light because the new, much larger space is a bit intimidating to them. They're probably fine.
     

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