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Hi all! I am getting 4 new chicks in April and this year I bought the EcoGlow 20. I plan on keeping them in a plastic tub in the garage for the first few weeks, to keep an eye on them. After that they will move outside to the brooder coop we are building. 

 

From what I understand reading through the forums (though can't find anywhere on their site), the EcoGlow doesn't work with temperatures below 50. If I put them outside in their enclosed coop with the EcoGlow and they are maybe 3-4 weeks old, and it gets down to 40 at night, will they not be warm enough under the EcoGlow?

Mother Hen to 2 Red Sex-Links, 1 Golden-Laced Wyandotte, 1 RIR, 1 Black Australorp, 1 Double-Laced Barnevelder, 2 Easter Eggers, 1 Swedish Flower Hen, 1 Egyptian Fayoumi, 2 Crested Cream Legbars, 1 Sapphire, and 1 Sapphire Roo (soon to be rehomed)!  RIP Chickeny
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Mother Hen to 2 Red Sex-Links, 1 Golden-Laced Wyandotte, 1 RIR, 1 Black Australorp, 1 Double-Laced Barnevelder, 2 Easter Eggers, 1 Swedish Flower Hen, 1 Egyptian Fayoumi, 2 Crested Cream Legbars, 1 Sapphire, and 1 Sapphire Roo (soon to be rehomed)!  RIP Chickeny
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Bumping.... anyone? Can I use an EcoGlow for 3-4 week old chickens in an enclosed coop if it drops below 50?

Mother Hen to 2 Red Sex-Links, 1 Golden-Laced Wyandotte, 1 RIR, 1 Black Australorp, 1 Double-Laced Barnevelder, 2 Easter Eggers, 1 Swedish Flower Hen, 1 Egyptian Fayoumi, 2 Crested Cream Legbars, 1 Sapphire, and 1 Sapphire Roo (soon to be rehomed)!  RIP Chickeny
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Mother Hen to 2 Red Sex-Links, 1 Golden-Laced Wyandotte, 1 RIR, 1 Black Australorp, 1 Double-Laced Barnevelder, 2 Easter Eggers, 1 Swedish Flower Hen, 1 Egyptian Fayoumi, 2 Crested Cream Legbars, 1 Sapphire, and 1 Sapphire Roo (soon to be rehomed)!  RIP Chickeny
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Hi, I have never used an EcoGlow but by 3-4 weeks I would expect your chicks to be pretty hardy.  Maybe add a supplemental heat source for the first couple of nights and see how they behave?

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