Chicks and the cold?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Kristin228, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. Kristin228

    Kristin228 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey guys I'm new here and I'm thinking about getting chickens for the first time! I live somewhere that's pretty cold so I was thinking Orpingtons and Brahmas would be great for the cold weather[​IMG] I also love Wyandottes but do they do well in the cold? Last question, would baby chicks do okay in a cold garage with two heat lamps or not? I'd love to hear feedback! Thank you!
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Hi, Kristin228. I think accommodations can be made so they will be warm enough with heat lamps (just double secure them to avoid a fire). Where are you located and how cold will your garage likely get?
    Within the brooder itself you can make modifications - putting in a "ceiling" to trap some heat as well as reducing the space on the floor. Plus a good think layer of pine shavings on the floor of the brooder. That and a lot of chick questions can be answered here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks
    And, as I see this is your first post, stop on over at the New Members Introduction Forum and introduce yourself so we can give you a proper BYC welcome! https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/44/new-member-introductions
     
  3. Kristin228

    Kristin228 Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay thank you so much! I live in the Midwest so it gets pretty chilly. We will see if it stops snowing by the time I get chicks which would be late March or sometime in April. Okay I will do that! Thanks again[​IMG]
     

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