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

    Mar 31, 2015
    Hampden MA
    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

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    No Heat, they should be fine....I take the heat away from my chicks about 3 weeks old.

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