Temperature Tolerance

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Pele, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all! I have 5 five and a half week olds that are currently monopolizing my bathroom in a guinea pig cage. Our weather here has been pretty rainy and cold (unseasonably so), and I just don't know if I can take another week of having them in there!

    My queston is: The 5 are Golden Comets, which are known to be fast maturing. I know the rule for temp tolerance is 5 degrees a week, but that means that I wouldn't be able to put them outside to withstand our 35 degree nights until 3 weeks from now! Yikes!
    Do you all think that I could put them out there because they seem to be maturing two weeks ahead of your average chicken?

    Let me know what you think! Thanks in advance [​IMG]
     
  2. briteday

    briteday Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 16, 2008
    Northern NV
    Can you put them out with access to a heat lamp at night? Or put them in the coop during the day when the weather is warm and just bring them in at night?
     

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