Time to go in coop?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Aim 222, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. Aim 222

    Aim 222 New Egg

    Mar 5, 2012
    I have 5 three week old buff orphingtons (it's possible that a few of
    Them could be golden comets)
    I have an eglu go coop for them. It's 27degrees out today, but it will
    Be 50 degrees on Wednesday and looking very nice after that.
    Right now I have them in a box with shavings and a heat lamp that is
    Always on. They seem crowded is it too cold to put them in the coop
    Yet? What if I put the heat lamp out there at night for them??
    Is there a temperature rule of thumb for these little ones?
  2. mikecnorthwest

    mikecnorthwest Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2009
    Vancouver, WA
    My Coop
    Three weeks of age may be too early. I usually don't put mine out until 6 to 8 weeks. But my coop isn't heated either so maybe it would be okay with the heat lamp.
  3. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 20, 2011
    middle TN
    Mine were just getting chest feathers at 3 weeks -- still had chick down on their heads. If that's what yours look like, they still need a heat lamp.

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