Chicken questions

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by JakRat, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    I am not to sure what to do about my girls. They dont seem to like grit other than the red chick grit. Also at what temp should I start getting them ready for winter/ heat lamp. We turned it on the other night to make sure it was still working and the girls did not like it at all! They went back "downstairs" I guess thinking it was morning maybe??? Not sure...

  2. mamaKate

    mamaKate Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2008
    SE MO
    Unless your climate is severe, they probably won't need added heat. I wouldn't even consider it until the temps get below freezing. Then it'a a judgement call. Many birds do great without it. Remember, they live in a down comforter. lol
  3. lovetocook

    lovetocook Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 12, 2009
    Washington, NJ
    My ladies don't like the plain chicken grit either so I mix in about 1/3 of the red chick grit with it & give it to them free choice. They like it better that way.
    I can't answer as to your heat lamp, my chickens are housed in a coop that is insulated with good air circulation, so no heat is needed in our New Jersey winters. I am sure someone else will answer you on that one.

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