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QUESTION ABOUT COLD

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Baizer84, Mar 4, 2015.

  1. Baizer84

    Baizer84 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is supposed to get down in the mid-twenties here tonight. My 1-month old chicks are outside in a coop. All of the openings are covered with a blue tarp and I currently have 4 250 watt heat lamps going inside. It is 8x4x5. Surely they will be warm enough, right? My dad says that they won't freeze if they get cold but may just not gain weight for a few days but he is an ag teacher and his knowledge is related to Cornish crosses. Thoughts?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I think that your Dad is correct, but for peace of mind go out and check on them before you go to bed.
     
  3. littlesparrow11

    littlesparrow11 Out Of The Brooder

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    I think they should be okay- they've got a decent amount of feathers at this point, right? Have you put a thermometer inside your coop so you can check on the temp?
     
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  4. Baizer84

    Baizer84 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, aside from their heads they are heavily feathered. I have an old mama hen in there with them and they are all cuddling up to her at times. On a 50 degree day yesterday, it was 90' in the coop. I will check on them tonight and first thing in the morning.
     

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