Arizona II Q&A Only Please.

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by acy0029, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. acy0029

    acy0029 Songster

    Apr 9, 2011
    I thought I would start another Arizona thread since I've noticed that the other one moves so fast that many legitimate questions aren't able to be answered before getting buried.

  2. Pebbles

    Pebbles In the Brooder

    Mar 28, 2009
    Kingman, AZ
    Sounds like a good idea [​IMG]
  3. Sounds good.
  4. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

    Jun 17, 2011
    Morristown, AZ
    OK what's your question [​IMG]

  5. kevs-chickadees

    kevs-chickadees Songster

    May 8, 2011
    Mesa AZ
    Wish I had one to ask, don't worry I'll come up with one sooner or later.[​IMG]
  6. Cathy and Rick

    Cathy and Rick Hatching

    Nov 27, 2011
    Hello - I am in Prescott Valley AZ and I have 4 (2 barred Plymouth Rock and 2 Rhode Island Reds). They are 6 1/2 weeks old. They have lived in my bathroom (very large) at night. I am taking them out during the day with a heat lamp in a pen that is partly sheltered. But each evening - I bring them back into the bathroom. My hubby is about finished with the coop. Can I start leaving them in the coop at night outside with a heat lamp? It is getting into the 20's at night and they are calling for snow tomorrow? Help! I don't want to loose my girls (I hope not boys). I am brand new to chickens and to this site. But I think it will become very valuable to me. [​IMG]
  7. I doubt they need a heat lamp at this age, especially if they are fully feathered. Just a place to get out of the weather that is draft free where they can cuddle up, maybe a cardboard box or something, until the coop is done.

  8. Memphisjourney2seramas

    Memphisjourney2seramas Songster

    May 19, 2011
    I tend to over heat lamp. I would rather be safe than sorry. I have gotten chickens in April from a feed store and they said they were fine to be outside and I lost alot because they would all pile up. I added a heat lamp and didn't lose any more. It a little colder here than tucson and definately cooler than Phx, but I don't think a heat lamp would hurt.
  9. Pebbles

    Pebbles In the Brooder

    Mar 28, 2009
    Kingman, AZ
    Hi Cathy and Rick. I'm in Kingman, AZ. We will be getting the storm tomorrow also. My newest group is 19 weeks now but if they were only 6 1/2 weeks old I would put up a heat lamp. I too tend to over heat lamp but my thing is put up the lamp and give them plenty of room those that need it will use it, and there are always a few who are stay right under the light.

    My group was hatched in July and our nights in the summer get down in the seventies. I provided a heat lamp through the night through their 6th week. Our cold is a very dry cold which tends to make it feel colder then the temperature says-if that makes sense. Again, if they were my girls I definitely would provide a heat lamp.

  10. pdx2phx

    pdx2phx Chased by Chickens

    Apr 12, 2010
    SE Coastal GA
    My Coop
    Hi everyone!

    I didn't know this AZ thread existed (guess I need to work on my observation skills) and just wanted to come over, say hi and get some movement going on it (if need be). I don't currently have any questions, but I know I will soon!!


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