TSC should be getting chicks locally the week of 15FEB. I only need 2, so not sure if I'll be getting them there, another local place or chicken swap or what. Either way... 2 new chicks.
I will be brooding them inside for about a week just so I can keep a close eye on them.
We should be in the 60's during the day so, I'd like to move their brooder to my back patio after that initial week (and maybe some days during that first week). Still looking at 40's/50's for nights. Once they are on the patio, I want to put them in the coop at night (half blocked off - so existing chicken can be near them and get used to them, but not get to them).
If I pick up a heating pad without the auto turn off, will that be enough for them on those low 40 degree nights if they are out in the coop? Or should I grab a heat bulb to put in their end of the coop?