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Originally Posted by Amber Glover View Post


I am happy to hear that, Thank you for the information! Cute and lovable as they are they sure are messy creatures smile.png that being said I will not miss the dust they produce!. One last question will I need the heat lamp on in the coop at all times or just at night?

I believe once they're fully feathered they're good to go outdoors w/o the heat lamp.  I know some people will put a heat lamp out there with them for an extra week or so, but heat lamps scare me due to them being a potential fire hazard.  I'm sure somebody that lives in a colder climate will chime in here for you!

 

As long as they're not in any kind of draft at night I really think you'll be good to go once they're all feathered in.

 

Here's a relevant thread for you to take a look at...

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/488538/how-cold-is-too-cold-for-6-week-old-chicks