Changing the setup when you get your chicks...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by brandytab, May 13, 2009.

  1. brandytab

    brandytab Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just went and picked up 4 silkies and an OEG. I live in upstate NY and we're still getting frost warnings, etc (just had one last night!). The man I got the silkies from already had them outside and they are about 3/4 weeks old.... no heat lamps, brooder open to the elements on two sides, etc.

    Should I go ahead and keep them out in the garage, etc because they are used to it, or keep them in my dining room setup without a heat lamp until they are a bit older?

    Thanks!
     
  2. goldnchocolate

    goldnchocolate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it was me, I would give them some heat, as they are still quite young.
     
  3. brandytab

    brandytab Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks for responding. After going out there and watching them just in my dining room, they were huddled together in a tight pile - so I put heat on them. Poor babies must have been FREEZING last night!
     

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