Coop/brooder light ??

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by fishboy1, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. fishboy1

    fishboy1 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 28, 2011
    I built a 4x6 coop for our chickens. Our chicks are getting a little big for the brooder box and I was thinking of moving them to the coop and putting the heat light in there.

    Chicks are 2-1/2 weeks old and trying to fly so they keep banging into the chicken wire top on the brooder box and crash landing on top of each other.

    Are they too young to go into the coop?
    How do you mount the heat lamp to keep the birds from flying up into it and either getting hurt, or knocking it down and causing a fire?

    Anybody have any pictures of how your mount your heat lamp?


    ps.. this is my first bunch of chicks so I don't really know what Im doing !
  2. suzeqf

    suzeqf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2011
    i think they should be ok as long as you keep the coop around 80 or if you outside temps are around 80 i just moved my girls to a bigger box when they started to do that i still have all mine in their brooder boxes the only ones that i have the lamp on are my little ones my big girls would already be outside if i had my coop done

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