8 week old chicks in coop, and it is getting cold

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Cluky, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. Cluky

    Cluky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Question for the experts. So I have a coop that is fairly insulated with my 5, 8 week old baby chicks in there. Lately it is starting to get cold...just looked into the coop and the temp is 56 :( I do still have a brooder lamp in there so if they get too cold they can get under it. Also I am assuming night was colder. probably in 40s. Do I need to provide any more heat for them at this age? Any info is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. RonC

    RonC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At eight weeks most breeds don't need any additional heat. It will make their feathers develop slower, last thing you want with winter coming. Ween them off the heatlamp. Maybe only use it at night for a couple of days.
     
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  3. Cluky

    Cluky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Heh, I suppose I ams till thinking of them as the baby day olds :) That makes sense.
     
  4. nova022

    nova022 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x2!
     

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