- May 12, 2012
I have had my baby chicks for 3 weeks now and they are rapidly outgrowing their first brooder. DH bought a much bigger, deeper one for them but I am afraid with it being on my kitchen table it will be harder to reach in to change water, feed, etc. If we move them to our living room on the coffee table ( a large, glass topped table) we may not be able to suspend a heat lamp easily as we have a cathedral ceiling in the living room. My chicks were 1 to 1 1/2 weeks when I got them. The lemon cuckoo orp and the buff orp are mostly feathered in but my BCM still has some fuzz. When do they no longer need the heat from a heat lamp?