Chicks and Fans

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jenkassai, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. jenkassai

    jenkassai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello all!

    My chicks all seem to be doing well. The three little Dominique girls are by far the friendliest of the group! They really seem to enjoy interacting, and even stand still and sometimes lay down to be petted [​IMG] They are ALL so cute! Anyways, it's been a little stuffy here, not too warm for the chicks but getting a little too warm for me (around 75+). Is it okay to put a ceiling fan on in the room where the chicks are? I have been covering them with a blanket (leaving one side open) when I turn the fan on because I'm worried they will get a draft, but I've been wondering if that's really necessary. So far I've only been running the fan at night when they should be sleeping, so I don't worry about covering them up a bit then, but what about during the day?

    Thx!
     
  2. jenkassai

    jenkassai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh - I should have said that their ages are almost 2 weeks and almost 1 week.

    Thx!
     
  3. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    I constantly have a fan on and it's never hurt any that I've raised!! [​IMG]
     
  4. serenityNH

    serenityNH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good question, I'm interested in the answer too. My chicks are 3 weeks old (Monday) and I would love to have them sit in the living room with me but the fan is on because it's so very hot and I was concerned the breeze wouldn't b good. [​IMG]
     
  5. earnhardtlvr

    earnhardtlvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they get cold they will let u know! [​IMG] As long as the fan isn't blowing them away, I think they would b fine. Just watch how they act. [​IMG]
     
  6. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only thing I have to add is that when my chicks were in the brooder, I turned on the ceiling fan and they did the "death from above" freak out! [​IMG] [​IMG] They weren't directly under it, so I never thought about this.
     

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