Can 29 3.5 week old chicks go in to the coop if there is a heat lamp?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jendodd79, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. jendodd79

    jendodd79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our temperatures at night right now are around 40F

    The chicks have totally outgrown their 2 watermelon boxes and have started to fly out this morning. The coop will be completely finished today. If we set the heat lamp up in there, can we move them out there?

    The coop is 4ftX8ft well ventilated. but protected from wind and rain and has a roost that now I know they could get on, lol.

    Thanks!
     
  2. jendodd79

    jendodd79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I forgot to mention that I have 2 heat lamps available to me each with a 250watt bulb
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    If you can provide adequate heat with the lamp(s) they'll be fine.
     
  4. jendodd79

    jendodd79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We'll test it out and see how it looks!
     
  5. jendodd79

    jendodd79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well they are out tonight for the first time! We put both 250 watt heat lamps in there, and made a little area under with the bottom half of a dog crate, so they could go in for a little more warmth if needed. The coop is 4X8 feet, so if it gets too warm under the lamps, they can move away. Our coop has a window, that matches up with the window in our mud room, so we can peek out at them often. They seem to be happy 6 hours in! We have one little teeny one that only has wing feathers as opposed to the others that are already getting their head feathers, so I'm most worried about it - but as long as it stays under the lamps, it should be OK!
     
  6. polskituft

    polskituft Out Of The Brooder

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    they should be fine
     
  7. sunnyseagrl

    sunnyseagrl Out Of The Brooder

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    Let us know how they do!! Ours turn 4 weeks on Wednesday and we're thinking about putting them out in the coop as well =D
     

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