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Too cold for chicks to be out?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SterlingAcres, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    It's about 40 here and raining today. I've got some 3.5 wk old chicks inside that are really stinking up my house. If I stick them out in the barn (obviously with a heat lamp) they should be fine in a dog crate, right? I can cover a side or two, but the barn is relatively draft free.
  2. A.J.'s

    A.J.'s Songster

    Nov 11, 2008
  3. cluckychick

    cluckychick Songster

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    My babies were born and raised in the barn in a dog crate and a heat lamp with 40 degree temps. Two clutches of them. All did fine with no illnesses or problems whatsoever [​IMG]
  4. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Cool. These critters are really stinking up my walkin closet. [​IMG] They need to get out. I put our original flock outside when they were 2-3 weeks old, but that was over the summer and it was hot out.

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