Do I really HAVE to cook my keets?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by watchdogps, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. watchdogps

    watchdogps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    By cook, I mean provide heat. I don't know why the idea scares me to death, but it does. I may be getting 19 guinea keets on Friday, they will be 7 days then. Our house isn't a/c and the upstairs stays pretty warm. How crucial is it that they stay at 95 degrees (is that right?), and for how long?
    Also, how much space will I need? Obviously they will grow, so how much room for my week olds and how much by the time they can go outside?
    Thanks!
     
  2. cr213636

    cr213636 Out Of The Brooder

    Well, I'm also new, so I may have just been lucky with my chicks (because this isn't a system-it's something that I've only done once), but the guy at the feed store said just to use a desk light, which I did, and it was often about 85-90 ish. My chicks are 6 weeks old now, and seem fine, so I think it was fine. Good luck with yours!
     
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  3. watchdogps

    watchdogps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well, no worries, the lady gave away my keets. [​IMG]
    I guess she didnt want to wait till Friday. I wish she would have told me though, I could have had a friend closer to her get them and hold them for me.
     

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