Cold nights?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by newchicks13, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. newchicks13

    newchicks13 In the Brooder

    Jun 2, 2009
    Hi there,
    I just got three new chicks that are 8 weeks old. They have their feathers and are outside in their coop. It is about 60 degrees out right now, but the temperature is supposed to drop to about 40 degrees tonight. Does anyone know if I need to put a light or a heat lamp in there with them to keep them warm? They are still pretty small.

    Thanks for the help!
  2. jmtrestle

    jmtrestle In the Brooder

    Nov 28, 2010
    Bloomington, IN
    If they were mine, I'd have a lamp with a 100wt regular bulb for them to get under if they want...
  3. nanawendy

    nanawendy Songster

    Dec 28, 2009
    Bellingham Wa
    I agree... Make sure you run a safe line. Do a search, there are great ideas here on BYC

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