Heating lamp

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kellyschippy, May 7, 2017.

  1. kellyschippy

    kellyschippy Just Hatched

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    My chicks will be 6 weeks tomorrow. They've been outside for 2 weeks already.

    My question is should I plug in their heat lamp tonight and the next few nights?

    Attached is the pic of the temp lows
     
  2. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

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    How many chicks?
    If you only have a few it cannot hurt to give them the option.
    If you have many (15 or more) they should be ok. Again though that is pretty chilly for young birds.
     
  3. kellyschippy

    kellyschippy Just Hatched

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    7 white leghorns
     
  4. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

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    I would give them the heat option. They are small birds being leghorn, they are young and there are only 7.
     
  5. Bluegrassmama

    Bluegrassmama Out Of The Brooder

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    I worried about my 6 chicks that are 5 weeks old last night and we covered their coop with a blanket, put a blanket in the coop itself and blocked off the entry/exit so they couldn't get outside. Of course when we checked on them this morning, they had escaped into the run and were huddled together but happy as could be. I don't want to do a heat lamp because of risk of fire, plus I feel like it will help them get used to the colder temps if you don't put the heat lamp back in.
     

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