Chick Brooder Q.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by <3ChickenForever, May 1, 2011.

  1. <3ChickenForever

    <3ChickenForever Fire Is Catching

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    I have 3 week old baby chicks [[there's 4]] and I was wondering when I could put them out in my garage in the bigger brooder. But the problem is It was cold the past weeks and I wanted to know if they could handle a little bit of cold? And yes they would have a heat lamp but its about 2.5-3 feet up. When do you think I could put them out there?

    (avg. temp. lately was 35-45 F. but it's suppose to get warmer this week but it could inch back down too, anytime.)

    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as they have the heat lamp, and there are no drafts, go ahead and put them out there :)

    I'd go ahead and put some warm, fluffy bedding in there for them to. If they sleep on the ground

    in the bedding, drafts should not be a problem.

    ScissorChick
     
  3. <3ChickenForever

    <3ChickenForever Fire Is Catching

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    The light would be about two feet up and there isnt drafts. And I'd say it was about 40 F there today?

    Any other suggestions??
     
  4. LilyD

    LilyD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks are a week old right now and are kept in their coop in a small area with a light. It got to 34 last night and with the light their temps stayed right where it was supposed to around 90 to 95 [​IMG] good luck!
     
  5. paigeandclyde

    paigeandclyde Out Of The Brooder

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    if you're worried you can lower the heat lamp a bit but otherwise it should be fine [​IMG]
     
  6. <3ChickenForever

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    Our garage is sometimes always cold even when it's 50-60. I think I might just put them in this weekend. It's s'pose to get to 70.
     

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