Heat lamp in coop in mid October???

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by CharlotteRenee, Oct 17, 2015.

  1. CharlotteRenee

    CharlotteRenee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey, we have I think about 6 month old chickens and the temperature is in the low 30s and we put a Heat lamp out there for the night. Is this a good idea? Should we take it out? Any help would be very much appreciated! I really don't want to make a bad decision!
     
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  2. Bridebeliever

    Bridebeliever Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would advise against the heat lamp if they are 6 months old. Are they cold hardy breeds? I have 5 week old chicks and I am about 2 weeks away from removing their heat lamp! Remember, at 6 months old they have a full down coat covered in feathers. They are nice and toasty under that! There are many chicken owners here who live in VErY cold places (-20) and they have no supplimental heat for their chickens. The only thing they do is make sure the chickens water doesn't freeze.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    No Heat, they should be fine....I take the heat away from my chicks about 3 weeks old.
     

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