Huddling =/= Cold Right?

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

  1. hokankai

    hokankai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    They should be perfectly fine without heat by that age.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    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:

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  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

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    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

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

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