Time to go in coop?

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

  1. Aim 222

    Aim 222 New Egg

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    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?
    Thanks
     
  2. mikecnorthwest

    mikecnorthwest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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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