- Mar 24, 2011
So my 4 week old chicks have been in the coop now for a week and our temperatures have dropped here in NH to 40's at night -- ughhh - its JUNE!! I have a thick coat of pine bedding in there and the heat lamp on high and this morning it was only 58 degrees at the wall closest to where the light hangs. The chicks should be 70-75 for this week. Clearly they are protected from wind and weather but will they be ok all huddled together under the light with bedding. There are 22 of them (thank goodness its not 3 or 4). I am going to buy another heat lamp today and put it in there because it looks to be a low in the 40's all week. Anybody else face this issue? How did it go? Did you lose any chicks? I am really trying to do everything right and this makes me worried - thanks for your input!