5 weeks no light

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ticks, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    I know this is a little bit early considering I don't get my chicks until sunday. but I get pheasant chicks may 20 and chickens april 13. by the time I get the my pheasant they will be a little bit over 5 weeks old. I only have one lamp so would my cickens be good with no lamp at 5 weeks of age?
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Without a heatlamp nope...They aren't fully feathered til 8 to 10 weeks old...they can still chill and you could lose them...my opinion
     
  3. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    ok thank you that meens another lamp i guess
     
  4. s6bee

    s6bee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
    By the time mine were 5 wks. they needed very little heat from the lamp. This can be a bit risky, but I think they might be ok, if you have them in nice warm area. With the weather improving ( not sure where you live ), you may be able to get away with it.....
    However, heat lamps are really quite cheap so you should go ahead and get another one.
     
  5. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    s6bee I live up north in Vermont. 5 weeks from getting my chicks would bring us to about may 18 it will be about 75 degrees in the house/garage + our garage has insulation
     
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