light or not

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kaylakian, May 18, 2010.

  1. kaylakian

    kaylakian Out Of The Brooder

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    May 7, 2010
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    my chicks r 61/2 weeks old do i still need to keep a heat lamp on we r still gettin frost at night in england
     
  2. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

    Mar 29, 2010
    That depends on how feathered they are and if they are in a coop. If so, how well insulated is it? If they are still inside, they don't need it.
     
  3. kaylakian

    kaylakian Out Of The Brooder

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    hi 2 have nearly all their feathers and other 2 still have down they r inside a brick built shed at the moment
     
  4. chickenlady81

    chickenlady81 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 10, 2008
    Weare, NH
    I just put my 9 week olds out in the coop, they have a light but not a heat light. Im crossing my fingers they do ok tonight.

    Here is a pic of the coop and the small inclosure a friend and I built today.

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    I made it all out of recycled peices around the house.

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    Last edited: May 18, 2010
  5. kaylakian

    kaylakian Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] ur coop is really great have u separated it because u got other chickens as i dont have any others or just to keep them warm
     
  6. chickenlady81

    chickenlady81 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 10, 2008
    Weare, NH
    Thank you, I separated it because I didn't want the little guys to be picked on by my older birds, this way they can see them but not hurt them :)
     
  7. kaylakian

    kaylakian Out Of The Brooder

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    thats agreat idea i wont more chicks so may pinch the idea of u lol
     

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