chicks going outside tommorow

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by crazy4ChickensNducks, Apr 19, 2019.

  1. crazy4ChickensNducks

    crazy4ChickensNducks Songster

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    my 23 7 week old chicks will be going outside tomorrow in a playpen inside the chicken coop, after about a week i will open up the playpen panic doors then after a week the playpen will be taken down. My question is, do they need a heat lamp in the playpen still? Im almost positive they don't, but I like to be reasured. the lowest temp for this coming week is 37 degrees with highs of 77!!!!!:ya:clap:wee
     
  2. Chelsa'sChicks

    Chelsa'sChicks Songster

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    Personally I would put a heat lamp in a corner just at night, so its there if they need it/want it.
     
  3. wvchickenchick311

    wvchickenchick311 Songster

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    It depends on if your coop is insulated. If so I don’t think you would need one. If not you need to put one in there,but make sure your house bedding isn’t going to catch fire! lol
     
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  4. crazy4ChickensNducks

    crazy4ChickensNducks Songster

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    my coop is not insulated, insulation should be avoided, it causes lots of problems
     
  5. CaramelKittey

    CaramelKittey Songster

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    I agree. Having a heat lamp available for chicks is nice just in case they are cold and there is a lot of wind or rain.
    Hope you enjoy your chicks! They are so much fun to watch when they first get outside! I put mine out at 5 weeks old in a caged area only at day however, it is much warmer where I live.
    :)
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    At 7 weeks they should not need heat.
     
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  7. Stacyoung13

    Stacyoung13 Crowing

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    If anything like me, the heat is for us, not the babies!!! :gig
     

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