Baby chickens in NY

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by REINABUGY, Oct 6, 2009.


    REINABUGY Songster

    Jun 15, 2009
    Upstate New York
    I will be getting 50 baby chicks at the end of Oct. They are comming from MPC. My concern is with it getting colder how log should I keep the heat lamp on for them. I'm in upstate NY, it has been high 50's low 60's in the day and down in the 40's at night.
  2. HBuehler

    HBuehler Songster

    Jun 30, 2009
    Lebanon TN
    I'm from VT originally those cold winter days and high taxes sent me South [​IMG]
    We leave the lamps on until they are fully feathered about 6 weeks or so.I have some yesterday hatch chicks outside in their brooder now...40's at night here.As they feather more I raise the lamp and will often lower the wattage to the 125 or is it 150 watt bulb to wean them off the heat some and plus they are usually plenty warm. I follow this if it's Winter or the middle of July(turn it off during the day then though) We have 3 brooders running right now with heat lamps on tonight.
    Good luck with the little chicks.

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