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New chicks question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by EmAbTo48, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. EmAbTo48

    EmAbTo48 Songster

    Jul 9, 2011
    Northern Wisconsin
    I am getting my chicks tomorrow. I usually use my brooder out in the barn, but its winter here and drops down to 5 degrees still at night. Can chicks handle that? I mean they are in a brooder and in enclosed barn, heat lamp. But I am thinking of riggin up something in the house till they feather out.

    My hubby doesn't want them in the house so question is what would be better??

  2. wildriverswolf90

    wildriverswolf90 Songster

    Aug 4, 2011
    polk county, NC
    I would maybe bring them in at night and let them stay out during the day w/ heat lamp. Or if possible put their brooder down in a bigger container and stuff hay between it. Or put a box inside the brooder, cut a hole just big enough for the chicks, put it right under the heat lamp and maybe cut a hole in the top so the heat and light get in. But I think as long as the heat lamp is powerful enough and they are out of the wind and have a place to snuggle up in they should be ok!

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