in the low 30's tonight and 2 week old babies

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jeannieo, May 18, 2009.

  1. jeannieo

    jeannieo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm planning on bringing my dozen babies inside tonight as it is supposed to go down into the low to mid 30's. They've been in the coop since I got them a week ago with a heat lamp and 250 watt red bulb (changed from a white bulb when I realized they were pecking each other). they will be in one of the bathrooms. Do I need to have the red light on for continuity and heat (not as close to them as outside) or will they be fine without the light in the house? [​IMG] These are my first babies, can you tell? [​IMG]
     
  2. ChickieKeeta

    ChickieKeeta C'mon C'mere Fluffa Feathers

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    We are supposed to get a frost too. I have 7 chicks 18 days old and 5 week & a half old out in the dog house with a 250 watt infared lamp. I think I should bring them in.

    Watch their behavior. If they are hudling together under the lamp they are cold. Roaming around & lying individually...just right. Spread out wings panting, too hot.
    I will have the lamp on but higher up.
     
  3. Slywoody

    Slywoody Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Better to use the heat lamp and monitor.
     
  4. jeannieo

    jeannieo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    o.k. I've got them in the upstairs bathroom with the door closed and the 250 watt heat lamp on but about 3 feet away from them. I'll keep checking on them until I go to bed in about 3 hours. [​IMG]
     

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