SpoilED OR a Real Need????

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kera!, May 8, 2011.

  1. kera!

    kera! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 18 chickens most are 7 weeks the rest 5 1/2.. I put them In the garage About 2 Weeks ago and left a light for heat , they are all pretty feathered as you can imagine. Do they Need heat still it get sorta cold Probably 50 or so at night and I turn it off in the day.. What should I do..I wanted to Stop the heat..
    [​IMG] Here are 2 of them on top the feeder. a buff orp and a black austrlorp
     
  2. Eglyntine

    Eglyntine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would not cut out the heat cold turkey (no pun intended) but over the next few days start cutting back the use of heat a little bit at a time until they get used to temps around 50 to 60. Then you can stop it altogether. [​IMG] As long as they have a place to sleep that is not open to rain/snow and does not have a heavy draft of wind flying through all night then they should acclimate just fine.
     
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  3. kera!

    kera! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks they are in our garage so it has no wind rain etc. They have gone without the heat a few nights when It was really warm.. But they tend to pile in the corner.. I want to put them In their coop inthe next few weeks but it is away from the house a good bit..
     

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