When is the right time

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by lclark, Mar 27, 2016.

  1. lclark

    lclark 20 acres bliss

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    My first flock of buff orpingtons will be 5 weeks old March 30th. I'm wondering when it will be safe to move them out to the coop. I live in Michigan and our temps here are still falling below 40 at night. I don't have electricity for a heat lamp going out to the coop. Any feedback will be helpful! Happy Easter fellow chicken friends! :)
     
  2. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now is a good time. Generally they say about 4 weeks is safe for birds to be without heat. You do not have a lamp on them now do you?
     
  3. lclark

    lclark 20 acres bliss

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    No, the flock is in their brood box in my house and they are at room temperature at this point which is anywhere from 68-71 degrees
     

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