If you get snow during the winter, do you raise chicks year round?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lengel, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. lengel

    lengel Songster

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    I'm thinking about raising chicks this fall but we get quite a bit of snow during the winter. Are there any special considerations? Usually, I take them outside between six and eight weeks then during the winter I wrap the coops in plastic (with adequate ventilation of course) so that they have shelter. Would I just keep them inside longer, until they're older? Or does it matter?
     
  2. sara

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    I have raised chicks over the winter. It can be done, it is a pain. I keep them in the basement for at least 8 weeks, then move them into the barn with a heat lamp for weeks after that. I probably keep a light on them too long, but I don't want them to freeze. I don't plan to do it this year unless I have lavenders too hatch. [​IMG]
     

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