Do they still need a heat lamp in a 65 degree room? *pics included*

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by NicInNC, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. NicInNC

    NicInNC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just curious if I can remove the lamp. They aren't spending a lot of time under it. They're currently in the garage which stays anywhere from 60-65 degrees.

    Thanks!

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  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm no expert, but I say not yet. They still have chick fuzz on their heads/necks. And I imagine they are still pretty bare under their wings. I'd wait a while longer until they are older. Plus with only 2 of them, they will have a harder time keeping warm if it gets too cold. I'd leave it on (at the very least at night) so they have the choice if they want it.
     
  3. jeannieo

    jeannieo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with new2chooks. Babies need to be kept very warm. how old are they? BTW they are very cute! [​IMG]
     
  4. NicInNC

    NicInNC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks y'all! I'm thinking they're around 4 weeks old.
     
  5. Chicken Chat

    Chicken Chat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they are 4 weeks, they will still need to be around 80 degrees.
    They are very cute, btw, what are they?
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    If they are staying away from the light, holding their little wings out and (possibly) panting, they are too warm.
     

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