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Chick help with brooder in Coop.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by gottalovemychickens, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. gottalovemychickens

    gottalovemychickens SaveAChickenRideACowboy

    As of right now i have 28 chicks that are 6 weeks old and i want to take the brooder and the chicks to the coop and out of the basement . Our temps right now are near 55 during the day and mid 30's at night and we get snow maybe every 4-5 days as of right now . windchill hits about 20* sometime at night when we do get the snow .

    Can i keep the chicks in the horse torugh brooder with 2 heat lamps on them in the 16x16 coop ?? with my 5 pullets that are 6 months old ?

  2. gottalovemychickens

    gottalovemychickens SaveAChickenRideACowboy

    please i need help now , i want to put them out tonight
  3. AkTomboy

    AkTomboy Songster

    Apr 21, 2009
    DJ, Alaska
    I would think it would be fine but you are going to need a lid for the top of the brooder. I have a little mini pen as we speek in my coop for a few younger chicks. Make sure they stay warm and are not hit by drafts. Hope all goes well [​IMG]
  4. gottalovemychickens

    gottalovemychickens SaveAChickenRideACowboy

    Well right now the temp is 20* and wind chill of 7* , im going to keep them in the basement for the next few days hehe

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