Do I still need a heat lamp?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by weslammey, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. weslammey

    weslammey Out Of The Brooder

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    1 more quick question. This is my first time with chicks. I live near Atlanta,ga. The temps right now are highs in the upper 70's to 80 and lows in the mid 40's. I just moved these chicks to a little coop / run out of the garage. They are 7-8 weeks old. Do they still need a heat lamp at night? Since they are fully feathered.
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  2. Odelia

    Odelia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No they do not. They are just fine and don't need any help keeping warm at those temperature as long as they are dry.
     
  3. weslammey

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    Thank you
     
  4. Spartan22

    Spartan22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2x - good luck w your chickens!
     
  5. deanmarz

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    My chicks are 3 weeks old and getting big. Can they go out in the barn without heat lamps? The day temps are 55F and 40F at night.
     
  6. JanetMarie

    JanetMarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, they need to be older before taking their heat lamp away, and daytime temps need to be warmer.
     
  7. deanmarz

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    OK, but can I put them outside in a protected barn? They are getting too big for the box they are in right now. I will bring the heat lamp out and hang it over a corner of the pen.

    Let me know what you thing of that.
     
  8. AmericanMom

    AmericanMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in Oregon, right now are temps are very close to yours. At 2 weeks I move chicks out of the brooder into a protected building with a small secure covered run

    The only suggesting I would make is 1) make sure the barn or area you are moving them to is dry and 2) secure the heat lamp!! The ones you buy with the clamps are known to fail. Alittle wire goes along way.. Horror stories abound about heat lamps causing fires, but if you are careful you should be fine.
     
  9. JanetMarie

    JanetMarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, that will work. More room is better for them, and the chicks will be able to find the heat source when needed.
     
  10. deanmarz

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    Great. Thank you for the advise.
     

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