RIR 6 weeks old

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by bethtista, Mar 18, 2015.

  1. bethtista

    bethtista Out Of The Brooder

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    I just need some reassurance. My RIR will be 6 weeks next week and from what I read, its old enough to go outside. however at night the temps are still about 25-30 degrees. I'm in North Dakota. Will they freeze? I will keep them locked in the coop at night and its a large coop for 25 birds. they are in the heated garage right now but boy does it smell in there!!!!
    I need some reassurance peeps!
    Beth
     
  2. JJSS89

    JJSS89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A draft free area where they can huddle together and they'll be fine. IF they are truly 6 wks old.
     
  3. bethtista

    bethtista Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok great thank you. Ya they are 6 weeks, I trust Whelp :)[​IMG]
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    My Coop
    I get a cardboard box that is just a bit bigger for them to all fit snugly and about 8-10" tall.
    Open side down with an entrance hole cut into one of the sides, they cuddle up in there and stay warm.
     

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