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Cold Winter in TX Help...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Tkoop741, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. Tkoop741

    Tkoop741 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 1 month old chicks (4 to 4 1/2 weeks old) outside in an empty coop. I have put a heat lamp in the coop the last 2 nights because the lows are in the upper 20's. I've never seen them huddling under the lamp when I check on them. Should I switch to a regular light-bulb? I don't want to get them too dependent on the heat lamp but also don't want to have them freeze.

    Oh and after tomorrow night Lows will be in the 30s/40s and highs in the 40s/50s.
     
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2012
  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Until they are fully feathered keep the lamp in their coop.
     
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    Should I switch to a red one? I'm afraid they may be getting over-stimulated with the white one. Or maybe they are fine...
     
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    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Yes I would switch to a red one.
     
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