Heat & Chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bycintexas, Jun 28, 2016.

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  3. Maybe just in case

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  1. bycintexas

    bycintexas New Egg

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    We live in Texas where the weather is consistently 95-100 right now. Will I still need a heat lamp for the chicks?
     
  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    being too hot causes a lot more damage than being too cold.
     
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  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    It depends on the temperature where you keep your chicks. Certainly they should be able to move away from any heat source if they get too hot. In some southern areas it is hot during the day but cooler at night, so very young chicks may need some warmth.
     
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  4. crash0330

    crash0330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know they do ok being raised by momma hens, as I've had hens raise baby chicks in the past in the summer. I've got 25 chicks coming in the mail this Friday, we get consistent temperatures of 100-110. I was thinking on just having a heat lamp on them at night when temperatures may drop to high 70 to mid 80's.
     
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  5. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd provide an option for heat at night if you are brooding outside. They can use it or not as they see fit.
     
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  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Check out the thread about the Momma Heating Pad. So much safer and healthier for the chicks.
     
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