What age can my chicks go without a heat lamp?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ftfarmer22, Mar 3, 2016.

  1. ftfarmer22

    ftfarmer22 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2016
    My chicks are almost 4 and a half weeks old and are almost fully feathered, and right now they still live in a tub with a heat lamp and its getting way too crowded in there, and we are getting ready to move them into the coop. I was wondering if they would be okay without the heat lamp? It is in the upper 40s at night time where I live.

    Any help is appreciated[​IMG]
  2. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Welcome to BYC! Your chicks don't need a heat lamp at all now, especially while still inside. At the outdoor temps you have now they won't need one when they move into their coop either but if you want to put one up at first for a couple of days to let them get used to the new temp range that's fine too. But yes, at that age they definitely need to get out of the tub and start living chicken life lol! [​IMG]
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Good advice from cafarmgirl on your chicks. I'm sure they will be so much happier with more room to stretch their legs and wings.

    Good luck with your chicks and enjoy BYC :frow
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  6. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around the run. Good luck with your chicks! :)
  7. N F C

    N F C just 1 more cup pls Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Sounds like it's time to move, they'll appreciate the additional space.

    It's nice to have you here!
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Those temps sound cold, maybe you could at least pen them up with a heat lamp at night.
  9. ftfarmer22

    ftfarmer22 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2016
    Thank you for the advice!! They have been in the coop for 4 nights and all seems to be going quite well. I stuck a blanket in the coop with them so at night time they mostly just snuggle together and keep each other warm. [​IMG]

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