Strong Norther from the depths of the north pole itself!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Biscuitchicken, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. Biscuitchicken

    Biscuitchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay maybe not. I live in southeast Texas. We had a norther blow in this morning. The lows should be in the mid to upper 50's the next 2 nights. I have 4 baby chicks from 2-4 weeks old that I'm letting the hen raise. They stay in the coop. My question is... Is the hen's warmth enough or should I put a heat lamp in for the next few nights. And.... if the heat lamp is needed, at what age should I not worry anymore? My coop is OUT of the north wind. Thanks for the help!
     
  2. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The hen will do her job and keep them warm. I gave a broody chicks last spring and it snowed 2 nights later (they were less than a week old) and didn't get out of the 40's for 3-4 days and they did fine.
     
  3. Biscuitchicken

    Biscuitchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks!
     

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