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Newbyc

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So my question is I just recently put my 6 week old chickens 5 of them in there coop outside should I need a heat lamp out at night the temps in as are high 85 lows 50s when they where indoor I stop useing the lamp at night but do I need it outside ???
 

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So my question is I just recently put my 6 week old chickens 5 of them in there coop outside should I need a heat lamp out at night the temps in as are high 85 lows 50s when they where indoor I stop useing the lamp at night but do I need it outside ???
They should not need heat any longer. They'll be fine.
 

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Ok am new at this is there anything else that would be a good idea for the coop ?
Close off the nest boxes so they don't develop the habit of sleeping in them.
Make sure you lock up each and every night.
I assume you have roughly 4 sq ft per bird out there and the coop is predator proof with lots of ventilation.
 

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Close off the nest boxes so they don't develop the habit of sleeping in them.
Make sure you lock up each and every night.
I assume you have roughly 4 sq ft per bird out there and the coop is predator proof with lots of ventilation.
Yes they have lots of space more then they need I haven’t let them out in the run area yet untill they know the coop is a safe place so I should run a fan for them your saying or only in the day time
 

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Yes they have lots of space more then they need I haven’t let them out in the run area yet untill they know the coop is a safe place so I should run a fan for them your saying or only in the day time
How much ventilation so they have? How long have they been in the coop?
 

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How much ventilation so they have? How long have they been in the coop?
I have been putting them in there part time but tonight going to be the frist time spending the night in there cause when I put them back in the house they just seem to knock everything over and don’t wanna be in there so the coop going to be permanent now
 

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