What should I do?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by farmboy22, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. farmboy22

    farmboy22 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have kept my 24 chicks who are 4 weeks old out for about one week without a heat lamp. WE are getting a frost and the temp. of 27 degrees. Should i bring them in or see how it goes for them to stay outside? they are from tsc, black and red stars plus california whites they are just about fully feathered.
     
  2. CrystalWho

    CrystalWho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm, you should probably keep them inside untill it stops freezing.
     
  3. The Accidental Coop

    The Accidental Coop Out Of The Brooder

    Bring them inside. They are so young they need a heat lamp too.
     
  4. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    4 Weeks is quite a bit too young to be outside without a heat lamp. They need that heat lamp, unless they are under a broody. 27F is cold for little chicks, they should have a heat lamp above them at about 70-75 degrees F. It's good you asked that question [​IMG]
     
  5. LilMissChz

    LilMissChz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in agreement with the troops. I just moved mine outside, but we're done freezing and I provided both a lamp and an ecoglow for warmth. They need more heat than they can generate by huddling together.
     

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