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Safe outside temperatures for broody and chicks.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by WVGal, May 6, 2017.

  1. WVGal

    WVGal Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 12, 2015
    I have my first broody with chicks due to hatch next weekend. Despite the pretty weather in previous weeks it is turning cold again. Should I be concerned for 30 and 40 degrees at night outside? They will be in the coop probably in a large dog kennel at first in sight of the flock. Trying to be prepared. Any input is welcomed and appreciated!
  2. Folly's place

    Folly's place Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 13, 2011
    southern Michigan
    It will be fine; mom will take good care of them, and that's how I start my chicks with the broody hens. Years ago I had surprise; twelve chicks hidden in the barn in mid November, in Michigan! Every chick lived, too. Mary

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