Rain and Young Chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mrstillery09, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. mrstillery09

    mrstillery09 Out Of The Brooder

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    Welp, my husband and I are in the final stages of finishing our chicks hoop house. The chicks will be 5 weeks old Wednesday, have most of their feathers, and have officially outstayed their welcome indoors! I am hoping they'll be able to go out tomorrow. It's supposed to be 68 degrees tomorrow, but there is a chance of thunderstorms (30% chance) is there anything special I need to do for them when it comes to the rain? Half of the hoop house will be covered with a tarp, will that be good enough?
     
  2. loanwizard

    loanwizard Chillin' With My Peeps

    As long as they can get out of the cold wet, they should be fine. I would put out some straw or hay for them. Just don't want a cold draft on wet skin.
     
  3. mrstillery09

    mrstillery09 Out Of The Brooder

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    Wonderful! Thank you for your reply. I'll double check to ensure no drafts, and we have some nice hay too so they'll be set.
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Also you may want to check on them to make sure no one is panicing too much. Is this there first time in the rain?
     

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