Never Bought Chicks- Quick Question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jprice2ndlt, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. jprice2ndlt

    jprice2ndlt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My co-op has chicks that were born on march 25. I was thinking about buying 4 EE chicks. My question is how much longer would they need to be under a heat lamp or do i even need to put them under one at that age?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    They are only 3 weeks old, they won't be fully feathered for another two weeks. They'll need a heat lamp until then...also where will you put them after that... will it be well sheltered?

    Even grown hens like a little shelter from the wind and rain.
     
  3. jprice2ndlt

    jprice2ndlt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a side box attached to my coop it is 36"x 42" covered and shingled with a 3' x 8' run. Not sure if iam going to get them yet but would love to have them i am just starting out.
     
  4. sunnibunny99

    sunnibunny99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My pullets feathered at 4 wks.


    I put mine out at 3 weeks with a sheltered coop and a fenced in area they run around in [​IMG]


    They were fine in their heated coop when they all snuggled [​IMG] SO cute!
     

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