Hi, today I got my first Plymouth Rock chicks and it wasn't untill afterwards I realised I might have made a mistake. I don't have a heat lamp and they were born on friday three days ago. It's not that cool here and now they are happily sleeping in an alpacca fur beanie. Should I get a heat lamp? p.s I also got a Gold Laced buff Whyandotte!
No heat lamp for day old chicks.
- NG is a blast
it really does not have to be a Heat Lamp if you only have a few.Just hang a regular household 100 watt bulb down near them tell there about 90 deg they will huddle in the warmth.Don't get it so close that they get burned on bulb.If you got a bunch heat lamp is probably worthwhile...cva34