- Apr 25, 2013
Hi! I'm new to raising chickens. I live in the central valley of California, and our daytime temps are headed into the mid-to-upper 80s. Would it be ok for me to put my 3 week old chicks into their coop? There are 2 Rhode Island Reds, 1 Americauna, and 1 Golden. I'm thinking I could put the heat lamp on them at night, since nighttime temps are in the 50s. They have a small coop and run, but it's fully secure with 1/2 inch hardware cloth all around, so they would be safe from predators. Or would it just be better to keep the inside for a couple more weeks? They're growing so fast, they are getting a little cramped in their brooder box!