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The heat! Concerned about transitioning the chicks to the outdoors.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MarieNC, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. MarieNC

    MarieNC Songster

    May 10, 2010
    We are hoping (fingers crossed) to be finished with our coop and run this week to the point where I can put the girls outside. But it's been SO hot here in NC. They've been living indoors all their little lives (they're about 10 weeks old) with AC and whatnot and I'm afraid putting them outside in this kind of heat will just be too much for them. The coop and run are mostly shaded during the day but heck, when it's 100 degrees it doesn't matter if you're in the shade or not. What are your thoughts out there?
  2. pkw

    pkw Songster

    May 14, 2010
    North Edwards, CA
    Do you have electric to your coop where you can run fans or even install air conditioning or a window swamp cooler out there? My husband installed a window swamp cooler for our chicks.
  3. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

    Aug 17, 2008
    Larry, KS
    My Coop
  4. sharol

    sharol Songster

    Jun 13, 2010
    Admire, KS
    Great ideas. I am putting it in my chicken file for future reference. I especially like the frozen waterer idea.


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