Will one cold night hurt week old chicks?!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SomisChickens, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. SomisChickens

    SomisChickens In the Brooder

    Mar 15, 2016
    Somis, CA
    Help please!
    This is my first batch of chicks. I started yesterday, with two one week old chicks.
    My brooder was in the garage last night and the temperatures were fine when I went to sleep.
    I went to check on them at 5:30am and the temperature in the brooder had dropped to 65. I was unaware of how cold the garage got at night.
    The chicks are inside now, and the temperature has stabilized.
    I am unsure of normal chick behavior, because these are my first chicks.
    Could the dramatic changes in temperature be causing them to feel overheated in the ideal temperature environment now?
    Will they be harmed from that one cold night?
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon

    Chicks are amazingly resilient [​IMG]. If they're still alive now, they'll be fine.

    How did your temp drop so much in the brooder? What are you using for a heat source? I brood in an unheated barn with a heat lamp and my littles do just fine, even when temps are down in the 30s.

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