Raising baby chicks in the winter?
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On 8 weeks they will be well feathered, so maybe only for that extra cold nights
Edited by Peplers chicks - 9/22/13 at 8:14am
I ran an extension to my coop last winter and it did pretty well, actually. It's plugged into a GFCI outlet on the back porch, so in case anything goes awry, it should shut off. BTW, we just got 10 new chicks this week (hatched 11/6), so we'll be keeping them in our garaged brooder box for a good while. The only problem I see is the downy stuff getting everywhere as they feather in! LOL
They should be fine as long as they have a constant heat source till they feather out. My 25 egg layers and 25 cornish rocks arrived October 16 and my heat source is a power cord to the coop with 2 heat lamps, The reason I have 2 is because I separated the meat birds from the layers. The nights here have been chilly, down to the low 30's at night and upper 50's and 60's during the day and no problems so far, my only worry is if the bulbs would go out but they have started to feather up now so I worry a little less each day.
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Glow. They are around 60 dollars and are completely fire safe. Id go that route. You can check them out online. Its defiently worth a little extra money for the Eco Glow to pervent a coop fire. I hope this helps
and wish you The best.