5 weeks old hens

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Sisters Farms, Oct 23, 2014.

  1. Sisters Farms

    Sisters Farms Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm getting hens for the first time and ages are 5 weeks to 6 months old. 5 week old hens are blue cooper Marans. Do they need extra heating.? Or do we just put leaves or something in the coop to help keep floor warm.
     
  2. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    Congrats on your birds! They should be fine without extra heat. As long as
    the young ones are "zipped up" the front of their breasts with feathers,
    they will be fine without extra heat. I use wood chips I get from
    Tractor Supply in my coop. The ones in the white bale. Work great and
    smell nice.
    Best Regards,
    Karen
     
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  3. Sisters Farms

    Sisters Farms Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Karen. Our young Marans are not "zipped up". But we got them an extra box filled with pine shavings and a lamp. And we did our floor with pine shavings and dried leaves and pine needles. We want it to be all natural for our compost for our garden next year. We so excited for our birds be we get them all tonight
     

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