Warm climate/New chicks

P-Dog

Chirping
May 6, 2015
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Kawaihae, Hawaii
Hello everyone. I'm new to BYC and this is my first post. I live in Kawaihae, Hawaii and am going to start a small flock of chickens.

Our daily temperature this time of year is 85 degrees. Night time is 70 degrees. If I purchase 3-4 week old Australorp or Orpington chicks will I even need a heat lamp for them?

Thanks!
 

SJchickens

Songster
Mar 13, 2015
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Long Island, NY
Hello everyone. I'm new to BYC and this is my first post. I live in Kawaihae, Hawaii and am going to start a small flock of chickens.

Our daily temperature this time of year is 85 degrees. Night time is 70 degrees. If I purchase 3-4 week old Australorp or Orpington chicks will I even need a heat lamp for them?

Thanks!
Nope. By this age with such heat they definitely do not need the heat lamp.
 

Gembeag

Songster
May 16, 2015
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Shropshire, UK
Very envious of your temperatures! Not at all warm here at the moment, 10 degrees Celsius! Not good for chicks or me!
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P-Dog

Chirping
May 6, 2015
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Kawaihae, Hawaii
Thanks for your replies! We are going to look at some coops this weekend vs. building our own. Also spoke to a feed store yesterday. She gets in day old/week old chicks, so that changes my question a bit...I'm thinking a heat lamp may be in our future.
 

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