Moving my 3-wk old chicks into the garage today - any tips?

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by newhenmama, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. newhenmama

    newhenmama New Egg

    Mar 20, 2013
    The little darlings (12) have outlived their welcome in our bathroom and am hoping to move them (they are in a large dog crate) into the garage today. I have the heat lamp, etc, which I've raised a little each day over the last week to try and acclimate them to what will be cooler temps. Should I be worried, or just go for it? long before it's okay to move them out into their large coop?
    (We live in the Clearview area of Snohomish, WA - to help get an idea of temps)
  2. mnferalkitty

    mnferalkitty Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2012
    I would make sure they have a place in the kennel to get out of drafts, I use human heat pads on low or medium covered with an old piece of polar fleece, I buy the ones that don't have an auto shut off
  3. jnntefend

    jnntefend Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2013
    East Texas
    You my wind up having to lower your heat lamp again, I imagine. Assuming that the garage itsself is relatively draft free. And keeping them raised up off the ground would help, too.

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