What is too cold for 7 week chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by littlepeepers, May 21, 2010.

  1. littlepeepers

    littlepeepers Out Of The Brooder

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    It has been pretty cold, windy, and rainy where I live for the past week. I have four 7-week old chickens. I was wondering what would be too cold for them to be in. I want to let them go outside but I don't want them to freeze. Thanks!
     
  2. Yessur Ebob

    Yessur Ebob Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 23, 2010
    Pennsylvania
    I wouldn't put mine out unless it was in the fifties or sixties, but the best way to tell is to put them out and then watch them for awhile. If they start to look cold then bring them back in.
     
  3. Jennessa

    Jennessa New Egg

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    I put mine out in the coop, in their own little pen. Covered the pen with blankets and put a heat lamp out there for them. They were too big to stay in the house, but too small to be out without protection. They loved having more room too! [​IMG]
     
  4. littlepeepers

    littlepeepers Out Of The Brooder

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    would it be all right if they were out there when it was raining lightly. I want to get them used to the rain but I don't know if it is too early for it.
     

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