Too cold for chicks??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 207Woodsman, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. 207Woodsman

    207Woodsman Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,
    I have ten chicks we bought back in August. Six early in the month (2 Cherry Eggers, 2 Americaunas and 2 Silver Laced) and the other four (2 Production Reds and 2 White Leghorns) about three weeks later. The Cherry Eggers and Americaunas are just about fully feathered and I'm wanting to place them into their new coop outdoors. The temps are dropping to the low 40's at night so I'm a bit nervous about doing it. Should I acclimate them by placing them in the garage for a week or so? I don't know what to do. Was it a mistake to purchase them in august? We live in northern Massachusetts.
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    So the older ones are around 5 weeks now? They should be fine by the time it gets really cold. It is a good idea to acclimate them gradually, I assume you have not been giving them heat for awhile? With six of them they should be fine in the coop as long as they have good shelter out of the wind.
     

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