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Re: 3 wk chicks moved to new outdoor coop today

Post Number:#16  Unread postby Rainey » Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:34 am


I do count it as a success, Maggie, and I'm glad we moved them out a week ago--for their sake and for ours. Just don't know whether I would have dared do it if I'd known how cold their first week out would be.
Today the temp is hovering in the mid 30's and it's breezy and snowing off and on. I opened the hatch when I took a new warm jug out at 10 to replace the one they'd had since 5:30. I can see them from the window and notice that today they are going down but not staying down, going back and forth quite frequently. Reminds me of what the author of Raising Rabbits and Poultry on Scraps says about the importance of them having a way to warm up so that they are ready to get out and scratch around some more. That's the problem I see with the heat lamp method--they are kept too warm all the time instead of getting warm and then having the opportunity to go out.

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Re: 3 wk chicks moved to new outdoor coop today

Post Number:#17  Unread postby michaels4gardens » Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:34 am


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I moved my chicks out also-- and -it froze last night- [their first night] but they seem fine this morning--
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