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Huddling =/= Cold Right?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by hokankai, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. hokankai

    hokankai Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 18, 2010
    SW WA
    I recently took my chicks off of the heat lamp except for in one corner because it's still getting down in the 50s at night. They are 7 weeks old. At night they pile up on one another to sleep but do not peep loudly like a little cold chick would. I can't decide if I should lower the heat lamp for them to stay warm or if their little huddle is warm enough.
  2. Clay Valley Farmer

    Clay Valley Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2010
    They should be perfectly fine without heat by that age.
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    They will pile up some to sleep, but it's not the same thing as piling up due to being cold or frightened. I know that makes sense, right? [​IMG]

    These chicks are just sleeping, comfortable and quiet:

  4. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine still pile up at 5 weeks but it's because of the dark, not cold.
  5. hokankai

    hokankai Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 18, 2010
    SW WA
    Okay perfect, thanks! I was a little worried but they didn't seem to be in distress so just thought I'd make sure [​IMG]
  6. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 28, 2011
    They pile up for comfort. They are not cold at 7 weeks. [​IMG]. Maybe a little scared, maybe not.

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