should my chicken stay outside tonight?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by L*A*G*, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. L*A*G*

    L*A*G* Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    planet chicken
    they r 8 weeks old and it is gonna be 57 F mostly tonight but at 2 AM it will be 54 F for about an hour. can they stay out side in a dog igloo with a plenty of bedding? I need to know here shortly cuz it getting dark.
  2. Mad Tapper

    Mad Tapper Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 8, 2008
    Central Wisconsin
    While I'm no expert...the ones I have tapped for advise told me my almost featherless CX could take freezing temps at 3 weeks. Last September, in Wisconsin, I put 25 CXs and 4 red layers outside in a tractor at 3 weeks. I know the nighttime lows were much lower than 54 degrees before they reached 8 weeks. If they have feathers, I would think a dog igloo and plenty of bedding would be more than enough for a 54 degree night. That's tropical in WI.
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    I think they will be fine. I leave my pop doors, and coop windows open when it get to be around 50 degrees.


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