Acclimating Chicks to Cold Weather?!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Peep-Chicken, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. Peep-Chicken

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    We were hoping to get chicks in a few weeks. But, what about the cold?

    When there are in the chick room, could we open the windows a crack and move the brooder lamp higher each day after they are fully feathered?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Getting chicks now is really, really tough. Waiting until February just makes more sense for our climate. Brood them in an attached garage and move them out in late March.

    Brooded last year in January in the attached garage, but it was really tough. Very hard on the electric bill as well. Promised myself I'd not do it again this year and I'm sticking to my guns. The forecast for this winter, which doesn't even start for another two weeks, promises to be brutal.
     

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