It's Cold Out There

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by CapeReds, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. CapeReds

    CapeReds Out Of The Brooder

    Our littlest ones are almost three months (Redstars). Size wize they are nearly as big as the adults. We are concerned that their feathers are not fully ready to insulate. Should we opt for some supplemental heat in the coop until they get bigger?
     
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2011
  2. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At 12 weeks they are fully feathered and fine....they won't need any added heat at all...in fact to add some would be hurtful to them...they need to acclimate to the temps to survive the winter.
     
  3. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    My babies are outside in the coop they are about 9 weeks old or so. I put them in a cage for about a week with a heat lamp at 5 weeks then removed, they started looking fat but it was the added feather growth.
    Michele
     

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