Hello from Maine

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by khop04730, May 17, 2011.

  1. khop04730

    khop04730 New Egg

    May 17, 2011
    I've had hens for 2 years and it's been great. Am getting a dozen day-old chicks in a couple days and wonder if it's OK to keep them in the brooder with the heat on, in the chicken coop even though the temperature outdoors gets into the low 40's at night. When I got the hens have now 2 years ago, I had the brooder in the house. Would rather have them in the chicken coop which is in the barn.
  2. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
  3. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

    Sep 20, 2009
    Pride, La.
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!
  4. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  6. dkvart1

    dkvart1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
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    Nice of you to join us! I don't have an answer, but I'm sure someone who knows will come along soon and be able to give you an answer!
  7. Widget

    Widget Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 30, 2008
    Limington, Maine
    [​IMG] from another Mainer. [​IMG]

    As for your question I would at least wait to put them in the outdoor/coop brooder until this lovely weather breaks. I think the temperature would be fine as long as the brooder was able to maintain heat but all this cold and damp would not be a good mix with the little ones.
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama.
  9. white01

    white01 Brady Brook Poultry

    May 11, 2010
    West Enfield,Maine
    [​IMG] [​IMG] from another Mainer, i have not put my babies out yet but my others at 1 month and had their feathers i did with the heat lamp
  10. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    Hello [​IMG] from Hesperia,CA and [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

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