Will my babies be ok outside tonight?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Mom2sixpeeps, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. Mom2sixpeeps

    Mom2sixpeeps Out Of The Brooder

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    Will my 3 week old chicks ( all have feathers covering wings/back) be ok outside at night in their coop tonight? I'm in Ga and it's going to get down to 65 tonight. I've put a bunch of hay down for them to snuggle in. Do I need to bring them inside?
     
  2. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3 weeks - I'd keep them in for a few more weeks, but that's just me
     
  3. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    I would bring them in....
     
  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    3 weeks was just a bit early, imho. Next week? Same temps? Not a problem.

    Mine are outside, in the coop tonight and it's going to be 29F, but they are 5 1/2 weeks old.
     
  5. Mom2sixpeeps

    Mom2sixpeeps Out Of The Brooder

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    Thaks you all! Going to bring them in!! Gotta go get them!! Thanks again.
     
  6. wayneh

    wayneh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:we moved our chicks out at 3 weeks, moved the light also. think you would be ok with a heat source of some kind. our infered light worked fine.
     
  7. Silverose

    Silverose Out Of The Brooder

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    We also moved ours outside at abo 3 weeks, with heat lamp. which hasn't been on the past few days since it has been much warmer. I'm in very southern tenn, almost alabama, so temps should be similar to yours (you should even be a bit warmer). I planned to keep them in a bit longer, but they were flying out of their brooder, and I didn't have a back-up plan.
     
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2011

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