newbie question

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Keene's coop, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. Keene's coop

    Keene's coop Songster

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    so my chicks are 23 days today and they have been in their coop since their 12th day. i have had the heat lamp on ever since. but since 3 days ago, i've been turning the heat lamp off in the morning and letting them out all day long and putting them in at night. so my question is, do they still need the heat lamp on at night or can i keep it off? last night i had it on, but as high as it will go and i left one window open. every time i went out with the dog, i checked on them and they were all hudled next to the window. so i'm kinda wondering if the heat lamp is getting too hot for them. what are your thoughts please.
     

  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    If they are fully feathered, I would leave it off. What's the weather like where you live? I'd say you're safe even if it's gets down to the 50s at night......
     
  3. Keene's coop

    Keene's coop Songster

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    thay are not fully feathered, but really getting there. and ya it's between 50 -60 at night.
     
  4. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I think they'll be fine.
     
  5. Keene's coop

    Keene's coop Songster

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    thank you
     

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