Temps and moving to the coop?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jennyf, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. jennyf

    jennyf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2016
    I realize this depends on how feathered they are in a few weeks, but trying to plan for an out of town trip where husband will have chick duty while I'm gone. Is it more likely than not that 6 week old chicks will be OK in the coop with night temps of 58-60, or will they need supplemental heat still?
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicks are a-hatching Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    They should be find, just make sure to make the adjustments to your brooding to acclimate them to those temperatures.
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    X2 the above. Move them outside during the day and let them get used to the lower temperatures before letting them sleep in the coop and they should be fine. Their behaviour will be a good indication of their comfort. If they huddle together, they are cold, if they are spread out comfortably, they are fine.
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2016

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