Heat lamp for chicks

walkerfarm1

Hatching
May 12, 2015
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1
9
My chicks are 5-6 weeks old and i have them in the coop outside. Do they still need a heat lamp during the day or just at night? Its about 50 degrees outside during the day. Should i leave the coop open so they can go in and out as they please when its this cold or should i leave them in coop?
 

megan13

In the Brooder
Apr 19, 2015
87
3
41
Michigan
Are your chicks fully feathered yet? If they are not fully feathered I would leave it on. Some people say leave it on, others will say turn it off. If it was me I wouldn't risk it.
 

cstronks

Songster
Mar 12, 2013
751
97
176
New Jersey
I would go ahead and turn it on until the birds are fully feathered. If you notice them not standing near it or ignoring it during the day, then you can probably turn it off. If they stay near it or huddle underneath it then leave it on for them.
 

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