Heat lamp question

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  1. zaboy1705

    zaboy1705 New Egg

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    Sorry new to chickens and this site so I'm sorry if this has been asked, I got our baby chicks Nov 11,2016 and I recently put them outside in a coop. They are fully feathered and we are in California. My question is do I need to keep the heat lamp in the coop at night I think the coldest it gets is 37 degrees. Thank you in advance [​IMG]
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  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    At those temperatures they have not needed any heat for at least three weeks, probably longer.
     
  3. zaboy1705

    zaboy1705 New Egg

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    Oh really lol ok thank you I feel kind of dumb now as I thought they needed it for 12 weeks [​IMG]
     
  4. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    No need to feel dumb, you don’t know and have nothing to base it on. Dumb would be not asking.
     
  5. zaboy1705

    zaboy1705 New Egg

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    Well thank you for answering me so quick I really appreciate it and will take that lamp out now [​IMG]
     
  6. yyz0yyz0

    yyz0yyz0 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you are still worried about them after removing the light, simply check on them when they are in the coop.

    If they needed the light they'd be all huddled together to try and stay warm.

    The other way is to observe them when the light is on, if they are staying away from the light then they don't want/need the heat from it.
     

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