Tonight 54 degrees

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickadeedo2012, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. chickadeedo2012

    chickadeedo2012 New Egg

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    Tonight will be 54 degrees outside. Is it to cold for 5 week old chicks with feathers? Will be in a coop.
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    No, not at all. It will be 4 degrees warmer in the coop anyhow, as a rule.Fully feathered chicks don't mind those temps at all. These Autumn weeks with their up and down temperatures serve nature's purpose. Winter is coming with really cold temps. To prepare, nature has these nights which spur the chicks on to full, thick feathering. Their feathering responds to this. If it were still 90 in the day and only 74 at night, the feathering would be much slower.

    Nature has its way. They'll be fine.
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2012
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  3. chickadeedo2012

    chickadeedo2012 New Egg

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    Thanks for the advice.
     

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