Can my chicks go to the coop without a heat lamp?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by pinktoes1218, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. pinktoes1218

    pinktoes1218 New Egg

    Sep 11, 2009
    Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    I have 5 RIR chicks that I would like to get out to the coop. They are partially feathered and very... active (making a mess in the brooder).

    The daytime temperature is about 75 degrees and the lows are 60-65 degrees. I do not know how old these babies are so I posted a picture of them. Also this photo is from 5 days ago and the babies have even more feathers now. Their head feathers are coming in now. The tiny chick in the photo is not going outside, just the larger birds.

  2. nova022

    nova022 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 3, 2012
    I would wait until they are fully feathered to be on the safe side, or use a lamp to maintain the temp they need.

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