do you have to put keep a heat lamp in the coop

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Isaacman, May 12, 2009.

  1. Isaacman

    Isaacman Out Of The Brooder

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    so when my chicks are able to move into their coop do i need to keep a heat lamp in their coop or any kinda of lamp? cause i was thinking bout putting them in there without one. is that a problem
     
  2. Snakeoil

    Snakeoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really depends on where you live and how cold it is now at night, also how old are your chicks? Is your coop fairly draft free?
     
  3. Pug Momma

    Pug Momma Out Of The Brooder

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    I put a heat lamp on them for about a week when I moved them outside, but really - it does depend on where you live. I'm in the Puget Sound region of WA and they don't need a heat lamp anymore - however, they are also 2 months old now and have their feathers.
    Depends on weather and how old they are - if they are still fuzzy and peeping loudly without a heat lamp and scrunching up together - they probably need a little extra heat....
     
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    [​IMG] I agrree with the other posts. Age of the chicks and especially the night time temperatures. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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