Temperature

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pearlgirl1969, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. pearlgirl1969

    pearlgirl1969 New Egg

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    We have 2 chicks that are 7 wks old. We want to start putting them outside. Last night it got down to 43 degrees here. Is that too cold?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    What breed? How well feathered are they? Do you have a coop? Is the roost area free of drafts but ventilated up high? Have you had them outdoors at all during the day?

    BTW, this is the wrong forum, goes in managing your flock.
     
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    pearlgirl1969 New Egg

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    One is a Golden Comet, the other a RIR. I would say they have a good many feathers. They have been outdoors on 65-70 deg. sunny days. We put them in a dog cage so the hawks don't get them.
    When we bring them back in, they are in a large cardboard box filled with wood shavings and hay. They are starting to smell now and we were wondering if 43 degrees is too cold for them to be outside at night.
     
  4. I would put them out and have a 75 watt light hanging where they can get under if they get cold. I have done that with lots of young chicks over the years and they do just fine.
     

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