Getting new chicks end of June

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by besjoux, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. besjoux

    besjoux Chirping

    Apr 7, 2012
    We live in MIchigan and it is warm in June. I am wondering about the lights for warmth. Anyone have chicks in the summer? Do you just use the light at night? We are going to have them in our garage so they are safe from predators for 2 weeks and then move them to the coop depending on weather. Is that a good timeframe or is 2 weeks too early? These are our first chicks so they won't be introduced with others. Just curious what others have done with summer chicks. Would have loved to get them earlier but we didn't have a coop ready yet and wanted to build them a nice one.
  2. chicken6465

    chicken6465 In the Brooder

    May 26, 2012
    I hatch hundres in the summer, I keep a light on 24 hours a day for 2 weeks after that they are on there own unless the weather gets cold. Make sure the chicks have plenty of room to get away from the heat,

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