Too cold for chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by RobnCj13, Jan 3, 2015.

  1. RobnCj13

    RobnCj13 Out Of The Brooder

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    We have 10 chickens in our house (breezeway) that are 3 months old. We have a lamp on them. Our weather here has been 20-30 degrees. We have a coop built inside our pole barn, with 5 chickens out there. the temp inside the coop has been around 30 degrees. We do not use a heat source out there (fear of fire), our deep little method is doing pretty good. Is it too cold to move our 10 babies out there?
     
  2. jtn42248

    jtn42248 Overrun With Chickens

    If they are fully adult feathered...including head feathers...then you should be able to safely move them out. However, don't just drop everything and do it. Try first eliminating supplemental heat that they have now. Let them adjust to the colder temps for a day or two then make the move. That way, if they show signs of cold stress, you can turn on their supplemental heat and wait a few more weeks.
     
  3. ThePRfan

    ThePRfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No. They may have a few feathers,but they need stacked,and they go threw series of soft molt. Could I see pictures?
     
  4. gusthebrowndog

    gusthebrowndog Out Of The Brooder

    Need to be fully fether. Take away the heat for a day or two and then move them out side. PP
     

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