Ahh - now I'm the worry wart...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Connorrm, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. Connorrm

    Connorrm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in upstate NY. I have 18 Buff Orphingtons, and 10 Cochin Bantam chicks I'm brooding in a 5 x 4 brooder. To say it's crowded is an understatement.

    I want to move the orphingtons (they're half feathered already) to their coop. It's 17 x 8. They would have more room and be secure there. Lots of Windows for light etc; Will they stay warm enough if it gets into the 40s at night?

    I can run an electric cord out at night for a heat lamp...how big should it be?
     
  2. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Overrun With Chickens

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    I have 3 week old Cornish rocks and there outside in there coop there rarely have a heat lamp anymore. Mine coop don't have drafts though. if they are huddled then they are cold and would need a heat lamp.
     
  3. Connorrm

    Connorrm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine's draft free as well. it's a freezer panel building.
     

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