too cold?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by singcleardomini, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. singcleardomini

    singcleardomini New Egg

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    Hi all. I'm worried its too cold for my chicken, its a 4-5 week old Dominique but he's all alone in the coop (the dog got his pals) we have week old chicks to replace em in the garage, but in the meantime its like barely 10 degrees right now, shld I move the loner into the garage or will he be fine? They are my moms chickens, she says bring him in at night only, doesn't want em to 'get soft', any thoughts?
     
  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    they won't ''get soft'' if he is almost fully feathered he should be fine, if you think it is too cold for him then go ahead and bring him in
     
  3. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they shiver or seem to cold bring them in, just use common sense with birds as some will just freeze and die standing on a roost.
     
  4. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    Providing what a baby needs does not make it "soft".

    Is the chick crying loudly? If so it's probably cold. How long has it been off the heat already?

    Have you provided better predator protection so you don't lose the rest?
     
  5. singcleardomini

    singcleardomini New Egg

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    Cool, only his head is unfeathered so I'll let em be, thanks for the reply
     
  6. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    you're welcome!
     
  7. singcleardomini

    singcleardomini New Egg

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    We got them and they went outside, were 3-4 weeks. But it was a warm spell. Its been proofedand then some. He calls out, but he's been doing that since we showed him the chicks few days ago, I think he's lonely more then cold (his name is Lonny the loner)
     

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