Do I need a heat lamp in coop along with mama hen?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CarrieM, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. CarrieM

    CarrieM In the Brooder

    Jul 11, 2011
    Hello all, I'm sure this question has been asked before, but I don't have time at the moment to search the threads . . . Our broody mama just hatched out some chicks today and she is doing a great job keeping them warm under her, but I'm wondering if I need to add a heat lamp in the coop too? It's chilly here and supposed to get down to 35 F tonight. This is our first successful hatch, so we are newbies, and being at this time of year I was just a little concerned about keeping them warm enough. Thanks! :)


    ETA: The hen and chicks are in a very small coop by themselves, separate from our other chickens.
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2013
  2. grannychicken54

    grannychicken54 Chirping

    Aug 23, 2012
    Hi congratulations on the new chicks I have never used a heat lamp with a mama before for me the mama hen kept hem warm enough but that does not mean someone else has used one . I am sure someone with more knowledge will answer you. if it were me no I would not

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