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Chicks going to the coop and question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bakinghomesteader, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. bakinghomesteader

    bakinghomesteader Out Of The Brooder

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    My chicks are about 6 weeks old. They are headed out to the coop today. Will they need a heat lamp when the temp is 60 degrees? I plan on having it on at night, but when do I stop that? Thanks for all your help! It has been very helpful. lol
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I suppose it depends on how cold it will be getting at night.

    They are fine during the day now at 6 weeks.
     
  3. bakinghomesteader

    bakinghomesteader Out Of The Brooder

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    When do I stop the light at night?
     
  4. bakinghomesteader

    bakinghomesteader Out Of The Brooder

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    It's going to be 48 to 50 tonight.
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I would offer the heat lamp for another two weeks or so, at least on one side of the coop. Start hardening them off by turning it off as early as possible in the mornings.
    Having said that, my chicks were dealing with those nighttime temps at 5 1/2 weeks old, without their light. However, I had 21 of them.
     

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