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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Poultrybonkers, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To cold for month old chicks? Or would they be fine?
     
  2. meowmmy65

    meowmmy65 Out Of The Brooder

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    Too cold! Mine are a month old, too. Everything I've read says they need 70 - 75 degrees at this age. I've got a heat lamp on in my coop. [​IMG]
     
  3. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Unless they're a rapid feathering breed, they don't have full feathers yet and should have a heat lamp. However, 40 degrees with a heat lamp they can use as needed is absolutely fine.
     
  4. Pinkychick

    Pinkychick Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Wow I got mine with no heat lamp and they are about a month. They do have feathers though. I did notice though that they are awfully noisy. They do have a nest box that they are cuddling in. Tonite would be there second nite without heat. Maybe I should go put a heat lamp on em?
     
  5. epeloquin

    epeloquin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they are peeping loudly and huddling together then they are telling you that they're cold! Give them some heat.
     
  6. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alrighty then heat lamp goes on tonight. [​IMG] I have four silkies and two sex links that are pretty feathered and fluffly.
     
  7. Pinkychick

    Pinkychick Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes Ditto heat lamp is on! They aren't peeping loudly though like something is wrong just chitter chattering.
     

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