Anyone know???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dandydoodle, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
    Is it okay to leave 4 babies that are 2 months 2 weeks in the coop at night, with no heat lamp? The low for tonight is gonna be 43 degrees.
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2011
  2. QualityPolish

    QualityPolish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2011
    Hmm well.. considering their age it's just about when I kick ours out into the coop but that is during the summer, lol. Where 43 isn't THAT cold I would say yes if you MUST but if you do have a heat lamp, use it or if you can keep them in for a few more days so you can get one. But if it is necessary then yes.
  3. ladyomaha

    ladyomaha Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 26, 2011
    I wish I knew what the age was that they didnt need a heat lamp anymore, I have one that I need to Kick out of the Baby Coop and Free the room for my new babies, he is almost 2 mths old now, and has all the feathers. But we still have a heating lamp on him. What age do they Graduate from the Light?
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    I keep a lamp on at night for their first couple of months. If it is going to be really cold out then I will put a heat lamp on them for the first 3 months. I have it set up on one side of the coop so they can get under it if they want and they will find their comfort zone. Some will lay under the lamp and others won't. They all don't develop at the same rate even though they may be from the same hatch.
  5. loupan

    loupan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2011
    Before putting out in coop without heatlamp i always have a week indoors with no light on day and night let them get used to it [​IMG] but thats me im a softy and my chooks are well spoilt [​IMG]
  6. dickhorstman

    dickhorstman Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    Dec 8, 2009
    Are they two and a half weeks old or 2 months and 2 weeks old? Either way you are asking for trouble.
  7. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 12, 2009
    I have my 9 week old baby cochins out in the coop with no heat lamp, they are doing fine, they go out to the run and mingle around then go back in the coop, It is 32* and we have snow/rain mix going on right now. They know to go back in the coop and I haven't heard them crying yet. I think they just bulk on the feathering if it is cold. I am watching my Silkie and Mille I put outside yesterday. They were living the life of luxury in the storage room with 65*. But the Silkie started crowing and I couldn't see having them inside all winter. So out they went and I will watch them. Good Luck. (like I was thinking I can always bring back in if need be.)
  8. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    Quote:I'm confused at the correct age? (Is it okay to leave to and a half week old chickens) (at 2 months 2 weeks?) which 1? am I reading something wrong?
  9. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    Quote:I assumed they are 2 months and 2 weeks old, but it is confusing.
  10. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
    Oops I just read what I wrote. Looks like I had a brain toot while typing. [​IMG] I have four babies and they are all 2 month 2 weeks. Sorry about that.

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