new chick question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by blueseal, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. blueseal

    blueseal Songster

    Jul 3, 2008
    i am getting chicks in 3 weeks. would they be alright in the outside coop in abrooder with a 95 degree light on them. or should they stay in the house. there will be 11 chicks in all. me and my brother are spliting a30 chick order so i could leave mine at his house untill they feather. what should i do.
  2. grullablue

    grullablue Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Madison, Wisconsin
    It depends on the outside coop of course. I have 10 chicks, and am in WI...I have been raising mine in my garage under a 250 watt heat lamp, and have been able to keep the temps consistant. But my garage has been draft free, and is insulated. When I need to open the door, I have a piece of plywood I cover about 3/4 of the opening of the brooder with to keep out drafts and keep heat in. They have been fine.

    Depending on the weather outlook, I am thinking about moving them out to the coop this weekend, with heat lamps of course. But my coop is also insulated.

  3. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    In my experience, I've found it difficult this year to maintain the temperature outside where I am, we're having 80 degree days followed by 30 degree days...having them inside might be much easier on them depending on where you live.

    If you can section off an area of the outdoor coop and maintain the temperature at 95 degrees for the first week, etc. for them, the baby peeps should be fine. Of course, they should be kept separated from any bigger chickens you might have out there.

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