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Should I make them go inside?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by michellerene, May 27, 2007.

  1. michellerene

    michellerene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls range from 5 to about 7 weeks old. They will go into their coop when it gets dark, but it's cold outside today-- in the 50's. It's windy & overcast & they are huddled in a pile in their outside run. Should I pick them up and put them in the coop where there's a light & it's warmer, or do you think they will go in there themselves if they get too cold? They have almost all of their feathers-- just a little fluff peeking out here & there.
     
  2. Judymae

    Judymae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You would think they know whats best but I would still put them inside the coop.
     
  3. michellerene

    michellerene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now they're walking around & scratching & pecking like normal-- I guess they're fine. Those feathers must keep 'em warm!
     
  4. mainely-chick

    mainely-chick Out Of The Brooder

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    They can regulate themselves. They would let you know quite quickly if they were uncomfortable.
     

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