TEMP DOWN TO 50

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ginbart, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    The temp gets down to 50 here at night should I still keep the heat lamp on the chicks outside? They are 5 weeks. Thanks [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Keep the heat lamp on them till they are fully feathered then they should be fine.

    Henry
     
  3. Gindee77

    Gindee77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have my 4 and 3 week old chicks in the coop with two heat lamps on them. We just took the corral out of the coop tonight. They're flying around so much and one got out of the corral last night and kept us awake because of her chirping for her sisters. (We have a baby monitor on them because of the large coon population...altho they are well enclosed, I worry since I lost my first chickens years ago to coons). It's going to get down in the 50's here tonight too.
     
  4. jadell

    jadell Out Of The Brooder

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    I would say if you're worried, just move it up a bit and keep it on them. If they get warm they'll move away. [​IMG]
     

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