Heat lamp....

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Juno's Chicks, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. Juno's Chicks

    Juno's Chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Because of a power outage starting last evening, my chicks are now without their heat. They are 5 weeks old today and are pretty much feathered in.

    I had been brining up the lamp to lower the temp.

    So at this point.... if they do ok today, do I really need to worry about putting the lamp back on once the power returns??

    THANKS!!!!
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    What are your ambient temperatures? -10F at night? 35F at night? 50F at night?
     
  3. Juno's Chicks

    Juno's Chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Good Question!

    They are in the basement and doesn't get below 50 at night.
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    They definitely don't need heat in the basement.
    Mine the same age are outside with no heat. Drops into the 30s at night.
    Going into winter they shouldn't be coddled. They need to be ready for the real cold.

    edited for spelling
     
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  5. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    [​IMG] Then, they are fine. If you had them out in the coop, I'd probably suggest a 100Watt bulb for a few nights during acclimation.
     
  6. Juno's Chicks

    Juno's Chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    PERFECT!!!! [​IMG]

    THANK YOU!!!
     
  7. shanshan51

    shanshan51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep my chicks outside after 3-5 days old with a 150W bulb and a brooder. I found one chick that somehow escaped and looked dead. Put it back in the brooder and it popped right back to life. Since then we rebuilt out growout pen and they are so toasty in there being outside and all.
     
  8. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    My Coop
    Mine are about the same age they are outside in their coop but I do put on a heat lamp at night. They go out during the day.
     

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