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Do summer chicks need a heat lamp?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ERICKA1546, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. ERICKA1546

    ERICKA1546 New Egg

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    Hi we are getting chicks today to go with our lone chick we already have so they are a little less than a week apart. The weather here is upper 90's, next week it will be in the 100's we don't have the lamp on during the day...should we use the heat lamp at night? The brood is in our garage so it stays warm at night.
    Thanks!
     
  2. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't think you'll need a heat lamp.
     
  3. whittychick

    whittychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have my chicks in basement and have a heater lamp...just depends on temp at night in garage. I know where I live I defiantly would need one, the temps drop and is so cool.
     
  4. red horse ranch

    red horse ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Newborns need 95 degrees at night for the first week. The temp can be dropped 5 degrees each week. I would give them a heat lamp at night but make sure it doesn't get too hot if the garage is already warm. [​IMG]
     

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