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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 78Vette, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. 78Vette

    78Vette Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going to move my 16 chicks to the coop today. If they do well today I will leave them over night and let them be. I am going to add a heat lamp for them but they maynot need it. I have not used it in the brooder with them the last few days so we will see how they act out side. Is there anything I may be missing? Thanks
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Just give them a bunch of fluffy litter to snuggle into at night.
     
  3. Aeropennchick

    Aeropennchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are your chicks? If they are all feathered out I would skip the heat lamp. Mine are almost 5 weeks and did fine, even though it rained.
     
  4. 78Vette

    78Vette Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say they ae about 90% feathered. They have plenty of freash litter so I think they will be fine.
     
  5. 78Vette

    78Vette Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well they love the coop but one is now being nursed back to health. She broke her leg and we are going to try and save her. I dont know how this will work but we will see.
     
  6. Jubilee1111

    Jubilee1111 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can fix that broken leg, especially since she is so young.
     

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