new at chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by hunt, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. hunt

    hunt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know how warm do they have to stay I was going to get a plastic bin cover the top with chicken wire and keep them down stairs in my house do they need a heat heat ?
     
  2. MontanaDolphin

    MontanaDolphin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They need a heat lamp unless you keep your house at 95 degrees F.
     
  3. hunt

    hunt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We definitely don't keep our house at 95 degrees would a heat lamp make to hot for them since we already have a wood burning stove in the same room?
     
  4. vtmom30

    vtmom30 New Egg

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    They need a heat lamp for a source of heat...but make sure that they have enough room to get away from it if they are too warm so they don't suffocate. A wood stove in the same room would not be a good heat source for them. Hope this helps[​IMG]
     
  5. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    The wood stove might work if the chicks were free to roam the space rather than being confined to a plastic box. I'm pretty sure brooding houses used to be heated with wood stoves as a common practice.
     

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