will i need a brooder and heat lamp?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by silkie101, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. silkie101

    silkie101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi this is my first time getting chicks [​IMG] and its like 95 -100 degrees outside during the day so the chicks just so happen to be silkies and are going to be between 3 days to one week old so will they need a brooder and a heat lamp or can i just put them outside in the coop ?
     
  2. M.sue

    M.sue Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2011
    Michigan
    I'm not an expert but I would say if you keep them in the coop outdoors you'll still need a heat lamp but maybe not for so long. What are you nights getting down too? The lamp might need to be adjusted regularly through out the day as the temps outdoors rise/fall.
    Someone with more experience will reply and will have the correct answer. [​IMG]
     
  3. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we have warm temps here too right now, I have 12 week olds in the coop, I just got 3 little ones last week, they are inside, I have a light, use it primarily at night, when it cools, the thermometer is staying at 80*, they seem happy, not chilled...watch them, they will tell you if they need heat, but I do suggest it, for evenings...
     

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