put chicks in the insulated coop....questions

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by tebs78, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. tebs78

    tebs78 Songster

    Jan 1, 2008
    I have chicks that are only about 2-3 weeks old. I couldn't stand the smell of them in my house any more so I put them in a 3' square brooder box my husband built and lined with black thick plastic and layed down straw. I put a 250 watt light directly over them pretty low and under the light it stays 85 degrees or so. The brooder box is in an insulated 6'X8' coop. we put actual housing insulation and sheet rock in there. We have another heat lamp outside the box for the 14 week old chicks I have in there. It stays pretty cozy in there, but will it be too cold for the new babies?
  2. purecountrychicken

    purecountrychicken Songster

    Sep 11, 2008
    Gray Court, SC
    I would say they will be fine. I wouldn't worry about them. As long as its staying about 85 degrees they will be ok.
  3. Omran

    Omran Songster

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    yeb they will be just fine I took my chicks (two weeks old ) out to the chicken cooptoday , and they also have a brooder and a 250w light.
    I had also the samr problem with the smell I couldn,t smell it any more [​IMG]

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