New born baby chicks in winter.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by conquest780, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. conquest780

    conquest780 Chirping

    Mar 5, 2013
    Ok so I started my incubator without realisin that winter was gonna start (winter starts late here) so how do I take care of newborn baby chicks in the winter :/

  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    Depends on how many you have. Really it's the same year round. They need a warm spot between 90 and 100 and lots of cool space. Same way a mother hen does.
    If you just have a couple you can put a 75 watt drop light in a large Rubbermaid tub.
    If you have more, they need more space. Partition any outbuilding/coop/garage that you can get electric to and hand a couple heat lamps or build a hover brooder. I like to have 2 heat sources in an unheated building in winter in case one goes out during the night.

    Where are you located?





    Last edited: Dec 17, 2013
  3. Dreubber

    Dreubber In the Brooder

    Dec 13, 2013
    We just got two Silkie Chicks, they are 5 days old now, doing great indoors

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