Do my babies still need a light??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kyrose, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    Melbourne,Ky.
    Hello,i have 2-9 1/2 week old babies.One is a sizzle and the other is a batam cochin mix.I have them in a grow out coop thats 3x5x6 and has 2 inches of insulation in the walls and floor.I have a 90 watt heat bulb that i still want to put on at night,but my DH says they dont need it.Temps will be 31 tonight and will be only 25 tomorrow night.What do you all think??
     
  2. beefmaster

    beefmaster Out Of The Brooder

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    i go along with your DH,at that age they are fully feathered out an dont need the heat.
     
  3. dirtbath

    dirtbath Out Of The Brooder

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    Jul 15, 2009
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    If you had a dozen that could huddle together, I'd say they're fine....but the temp will almost be freezing tonight! There is no point risking their little lives, I'd leave it on until it gets at least 40-45 overnight at a minimum.
     
  4. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    Melbourne,Ky.
    They just still seem so small in that big coop. :( I know ill worry myself to death tonight..lol
     

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