I just moved my four week old chicks out of the house brooder and into a larger brooder in the barn. They are in a rubbermaid horse trough with a heat lamp at each end. I have 4 NH Reds and two EE's. They are all mostly feathered.
We are hoping to work on and maybe finish their coop this weekend. My question is how much heat do they need at 4 weeks? Right now we are having very nice weather, but it is NH and the nights are chilly. And like the saying goes here, "if you don't like the weather, wait five minutes and it'll change." So, it's possible that next week we could be back down in the 30-40's for daytime temps.
Please advise on how much heat they need at this point. I think I am tending towards keeping more heat than they necessarily need out of my own concern, but want them to be ready to go outside as well.