First night with no heatlamp!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Eddy Chicken, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. Eddy Chicken

    Eddy Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks have been outside for 4 weeks now. They'll be 9 weeks old on Monday. I've been turning off the heatlamp in the morning at 7AM and back on at 8pm. They have a nice run and usually hang out outdoors until the sun goes down then I lock them in their coop and turn on the lamp. Tonight the temps are supposed to go down to the mid-30's and the light is staying off!


    It was only 15 degress F this day so I had the light on for them. As you can see they prefered to be outside.
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    The Coop!
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    Last edited: Jan 6, 2012
  2. SmokinChick

    SmokinChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks good. Nice setup.
     
  3. KandiandJerry

    KandiandJerry Chillin' With My Peeps

    They Dont Need Heat Once They Are Fully Feathered..... When Ours Get Fully Feathered They Dont Get No More Light..... Thats A Nice Coop You Have Thats Plenty For Them
     
  4. Cowgirl75446

    Cowgirl75446 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just make sure they go inside for the night. [​IMG]
     
  5. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Good luck. And it looks awesome.
     
  6. Eddy Chicken

    Eddy Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Absolutley,

    I close the coop door at night.
     
  7. Eddy Chicken

    Eddy Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They made it!

    I keep food and water in the coop and in the moring the water is empty and the food is a mess but this time with the lamp off the water and food were barely touched.

    Happy chickens with a full nights rest!
     

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