4 Week Old Chicks- Is Garage w/ Lamp Too Cold?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by emscheid, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. emscheid

    emscheid In the Brooder

    Mar 2, 2016
    We have 8 ISA Brown chicks,that are 4 weeks old. They have been in a 50 gallon bin indoors with a heat lamp, but were starting to look crowded, so I built them a larger pen in the garage (just till the coop is done).

    I am wondering, can I move them directly to the garage (still using the heat lamp), or will that be too much of a "shock"? The temperatures are still pretty chilly (30-40's at night, maybe 50-60 during day), will it be too cold for them, even with a heat lamp? Should I transition them more slowly- maybe bring them in at night? They do seem pretty well feathered, all but their heads.
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2016
  2. Farmgirl0422

    Farmgirl0422 Chirping

    Apr 18, 2015
    Central Oregon
    I think they would be fine. I have an aunt with her chicks in the garage with heat lamp and they seem fine. Her average night time spring temperatures is 35 degrees.

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