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

    Apr 30, 2008
    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

    sara Title Needed Here

    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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