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Hello Im NEW!! Too soon to use pack and play?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by JessisosiChick, Apr 24, 2017.

  1. JessisosiChick

    JessisosiChick Just Hatched

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    Hello everyone I'm new to BYC and just acquired 6 baby chicks. 2 Columbian Wyandotte's, 2 white Wyandotte's and 2 red stars.
    They are 2 weeks old now and everyone seems super happy, cute and feathers are starting to come in full force! My question is I have them in a 30"x18"x18" Rubbermaid brooder and they are growing so fast that I got a pack and play from a friend, is it too early to put them in the pack and play?? They are indoors and kept at 66 degrees in the room with a heat lamp that keeps them at about 80-85 degrees. They seem to be running around a lot and kind of running over each other thus why I would really like to move them into something bigger but I'm worried it might be to big and airy for them at 2 weeks old. THANK YOU ALL!!
     
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2017
  2. lazy gardener

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    The more space you can give them the better. You might need to put a cardboard draft guard around it, and you'll surely need to cover it. Not sure how you are going to safely cover it if you are using a heat lamp.
     
  3. JessisosiChick

    JessisosiChick Just Hatched

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    Thank you! I actually have a large wood framed screen that fits over the pack and play perfectly that I can rest the heat lamp on, and I already cut cardboard for the base but that's a great idea to put it around the sides too to keep in heat! I'm gonna go ahead tonight and move them into their new home! Thank you so much!
     

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