Out to the coop

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by amaliayosa, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. amaliayosa

    amaliayosa Songster

    Ok guys I need you to critique my coop. My chicks will be 5 weeks old on Saturday. They have been in the brooder in my bathroom, but were getting WAY too smelly and crammed in there. We moved them out to the coop today.
    Daytime tems are in the upper 60's and nightime in the 40's. There are 20 chicks in a 8' x 12' coop. I put two heat lamps in there as well.
    Think that setup sounds ok?
    They were real excited to be running around, leaping and flying lol.
    Now I get a two week break before the next batch comes!
  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    I would check the temps under the heat lamp at night to make sure there is adequate warmth. But it sounds like a good setup to me.

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