Do chicks need heat lamp in outside pen?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SweetLilRachy00, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. SweetLilRachy00

    SweetLilRachy00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do my silkies (18 wkers) need a heat lamp in their pen outside. I only put them out there during the day and bring them in during the night. I live in SC and the ground never freezes here. It's been in the 50's here latly.

    Any suggestions? They were cold today, Shivering... [​IMG]
     
  2. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

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    At 18 weeks, they really don't require a heat lamp at any time.
     
  3. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    Sounds like they are old enough to be without heat lamp. I have some two and half months olds with lights but if they were a month older I wouldn' use it. Yours are nearly 5 months so I think they would fair fine.
     
  4. chickenlover210

    chickenlover210 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you live in a cold place it's best to have a heat lamb in the cold:p
     
  5. SweetLilRachy00

    SweetLilRachy00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't consider the SOUTH cold...

    Thanks guys! I'm kinda worried about them being out there at night...We'll just work on the days now.
     

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