Summer Time and Heat Lamps

DEChickGal

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I have a question about heat lamps in the summer. Our baby chicks are about 2 weeks and 3 days old now and are thriving. They have been living in the garage until they can go out with the older chickens (3 month olds). With it being so warm outside do they still need the heat lamp? If so how long should I keep using it? When is the best time to let them start living in the coop? I’m still new to raising baby chicks and just don’t want to make a mistake at this point.

Just so you know it’s been in the 80s and 90s here lately in Delaware.

Thank you all for all your help! I’m so glad I stumbled in this forum. Books are great but nothing beats getting real input! 😊
 

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rosemarythyme

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Definitely hot enough during the day to turn it off, during the night you have to play it by ear with the forecast.

They can technically move out at any point as long as you're able to provide heat when it's needed outside. Obviously they need to be integrated with the other birds before you can safely let them loose at each other.
 

DEChickGal

In the Brooder
May 25, 2020
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Sussex County, Delaware
Definitely hot enough during the day to turn it off, during the night you have to play it by ear with the forecast.

They can technically move out at any point as long as you're able to provide heat when it's needed outside. Obviously they need to be integrated with the other birds before you can safely let them loose at each other.
Thank you so much for this info. 🐣
 

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