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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by griswell, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. griswell

    griswell In the Brooder

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    Have my babies outside for the first time tonight. On the patio in a large cage covered by a blanket on three sides with a lamp on the fourth. Temp will get down to 57 tonight according to local weather. Chicks are four weeks old and there are eight in the cage. Think they'll be okay with the temps?
     

  2. greathorse

    greathorse Songster

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    at four weeks with temps at 57 they would be just fine with no light. With the light they will be very cozy
     
  3. griswell

    griswell In the Brooder

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    Quote:Boy is that a load off! Thanks, friend. [​IMG]
     
  4. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    I would keep that light on though, just to be safe.
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    No worries.
     
  6. BeccaB00

    BeccaB00 Songster

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    They'll be fine [​IMG] As long as they are most of the way feathered they don't even need a light! normally we put our chicks outside at 3 weeks. [​IMG]
     

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