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Putting in Coop Vs Brooder

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by shoregirl1234, Apr 27, 2016.

  1. shoregirl1234

    shoregirl1234 New Egg

    Apr 5, 2016
    I have been putting my girls outside during the day...closed coop and letting them run outside when temps warm up. They have been loving it. Temps have been high 60's to high 70's. Today temps are mid to low 50's and rainy. They hate their brooder box - have outgrown it!

    They are 4 weeks old...I was going to put them in the closed coop but hubby says it is too cold. He wants to put a heat lamp out there. I am not hooked up for electric...think it is going to be way too much effort for a short period of time.

    Do you think it is too cold for them out there today? Suppose to be like this for the next few days and I don't think they can handle being "cooped" up in their brooder box any longer than at nighttime!
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    I answered your other thread.
  3. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    Not too cold depending on how many birds there are.
    Do you have an extension cord that will reach.
    A broody hen doesn't heat all the ambient air. They warm up under her and then run around in cold temps.
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2016
  4. shoregirl1234

    shoregirl1234 New Egg

    Apr 5, 2016

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