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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

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    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!
     
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    Folly's place Overrun With Chickens

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    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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