question on new chicks and coop

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Dustoff79, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. Dustoff79

    Dustoff79 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2008
    San Antonio, Texas
    I am trying to gather as mush information on raising new chicks before I get them. As I understand it the chicks are very heat sensitive until they get their feathers. 95 for first week and 5 degrees lower each week until they have their feathers. I plan on keeping the day olds in our laundry room for the first week. they will be in a large box, food water and heat lamp. I want to move them into the coop after the first week or two. I plan on blocking the back half of the floor off, and continue with the heat lamps, water, food and add some small roosts. The coop will be predator proof and without drafts. Is there a problem with that approach?
  2. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Sounds good to me. Welcome to BYC.
  3. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    [​IMG] Sounds like a good plan to me! [​IMG] Good luck with your chickies!!

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