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Can baby chicks live in an unheated garage?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by d1operator, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. d1operator

    d1operator Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a new bunch of baby chicks, can they live in my unheated garage, with a heat lamp of course? I live in Washington state.
     
  2. hallerlake

    hallerlake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you can keep the area they're in warm enough, sure. They need to be 95 degrees the first week, and 5 degrees cooler each following week. Also make sure rats, etc can't get into your garage.
     
  3. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    Make sure you have a secure cover and watch how you set you lights.

    I use the garage too. If it's drafty at all tape some cardboard to enclose the brooder. Heck, use it even if you don't think it's drafty.
     
  4. Heckel's Hens

    Heckel's Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I moved my chicks to our garage at 1 week old, and in December. We live in VA, but it was the coldest winter!! I just put 2 heatlamps in there and covered most of the brooder with a tarp. Good luck!
     

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