Heat!

rkbhjk10

In the Brooder
Mar 17, 2015
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I just moved chicks outside but normally the weather is about 72 degrees at night and in the high 80s during the day. The humidity adds about 10° "real feel." I do not currently have a heat lamp on them but I do have about 5, 3 week old chicks in the bunch of my 21 chickens. I have anywhere from age 3 weeks to 5 weeks. They pant during the day and huddle together at night. Do they need heat anymore? Or are they getting enough by just body heat at night? I know they definitely don't need it during the day! My original concern was them being too hot outside with this coastal weather!
 

rkbhjk10

In the Brooder
Mar 17, 2015
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6
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Let me add, the majority are feathered out besides my 2 blue silkies! They are only 3 weeks old.
 

MakelaNJoe

Chirping
Apr 26, 2015
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Northern California
Your silkies might need alittle additional warmth until fully feathered. I used a seeding mat just to raise the temp about 10-15 degrees,at about 41/2 weeks they were fully feathered and i removed the pad.
 

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