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Help, is temp okay?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Whitney13, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. Whitney13

    Whitney13 Songster

    May 14, 2010
    Malvern, AR
    My 3.5 week old chicks don't have a heat lamp for the night and it will be between 70-75*F. Is this okay for one night?

  2. Joey8765

    Joey8765 Songster

    May 8, 2010
    They are pretty old so they should survive one night.. Maybe try and put a heater on in the room or something..?
  3. jossanne

    jossanne Songster

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    My chicks who will be four weeks old tomorrow live in an outside brooder full-time, with no heat lamp. They have for a little over a week, and they're doing beautifully. It is in the mid to high 90's here during the day, and down in the 60's at night. Everyone is growing well and doing great!
  4. cozycrestmom

    cozycrestmom In the Brooder

    Apr 18, 2010
    We did not even use a heat lamp until they went outside in their coop at 5 weeks old... Since the day I brought them home i used light bulbs... I think we started with a total of 140 watts... (1- 100w and 1- 40w bulb), and dropped down to two 60watts for 120w, the next week,, and kept dropping until we reached 70 degrees,, I think it took about 5 or 6 weeks. Then they went out into a very good size coop,, Thats we when we added a heat lamp at night for about a week..now they have no lights and they seem to have adjusted very well...
    Just remember, God took care of them "all natural" long ago.... So I am sure your babies are going to make out just fine!
    Good Luck and have fun..

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