New to raising chickens, and not even sure if this will make it to the correct thread, but I am in Wilson, NC. We have 6 baby chicks that are just a few days old, and was wondering if they can be put in the coop with a heat lamp and bedding yet? The coop is 4 x 4, and I would section off a smaller part for the chicks for now. Looks like for the next couple weeks, the lows will stay in the upper 50's and 60's. Any thoughts?
Me.... I would keep them inside until they start feathering out. You could put them out with a heat lamp. A VERY secure heat lamp to prevent fire. If you do put them out, it must be draft free.