New Chicks In Winter

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by gotweim, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. gotweim

    gotweim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HI~

    I have new chicks coming the week of the 22nd! We are very excited for their arrival! [​IMG]

    This will be the first time I have had them in the winter and I'm a little nervous about keeping them warm enough. The last time we had babies was in the middle of summer and we kept the box in our garage. I'm worried about it being too cold for them even with the heat lamp.

    Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!
     
  2. AuntJenny

    AuntJenny Out Of The Brooder

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    We had a small hatch in late november. They did fine in our small coop with a heat lamp on them. How many did you order? Only 5 of our eggs hatched so it was small and I used a baby fence to keep them near the lamp for the first 2 weeks.
     
  3. gotweim

    gotweim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have 5 coming......2 of which will be bantams

    Thanks!
     
  4. Lofty Dreams

    Lofty Dreams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 42 chicks so far from my incubator
     

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