Keeping Chicks In The Winter

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Robo, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    I was thinking about hatching a few chicks this winter. Does anybody know the best way to do that? Will a 250 watt heat lamp keep them warm in 10 degree temps?
     
  2. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where do you plan to keep them at?
     
  3. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    I can keep them outside, in my garage, or in a small shed.
     
  4. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched 22 2 weeks ago first 2 weeks they were in a 55 gal aquarium in the house they out grew that real fast now they are in the garage in a small room we have in there with a cover over the door and oil heater to keep the room warm and their heat lamp. They are in a pen my hubby made. They will stay there til I either find homes for them or til they are about 6 weeks old before I put them in the baby coop. Maybe longer if it gets real cold this winter. I want to make sure they are good and feathered out before they go outside and I will start dropping the temp in the room before they are put outside.
     
  5. HorizonSon

    HorizonSon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most everyone on here will think I'm nuts; but... I have 25 chicks do next week and they are going straight outside (post a 24hr observation period; if that!). I expect losses. In fact, ill be absolutely amazed if I don't lose several in the first couple weeks... Only time will tell ;-)

    Happy peeping!
     
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2010

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