Plan to move to coop at 3 weeks please help
mrv19, when I move my chicks to the coop, I have a small section where there is no drafts but air can circulate. I used to use a red heat lamp but now I use ceramic heat emitters instead, this way when it gets dark there is no light inside the coop. I got some from e-bay and use them in the winter for late hatches. Last year I had a broody hen in December, she was in a section of the coop so I put one of these emitters in her section so the chicks were warm without being under the hen all the time. You can Google them and choose the wattage you need, I have some 250W and some 100W for when they don't need a lot of heat.
Edited by FarmerMac - 3/18/16 at 5:05am
I will look into that thanks. I understand that chicks instincts at first are to warm up hiding under something (to simulate a mama hen) but where mine have gotten used to not needing that right from the start and now want to be up as high as possible im just not too sure if a heating pad cave will work as well as. Hard to know. Thanks!
What you can do is place the heat emitter above the roosting bar so they will have heat as they sleep.