WILL THEY BE OK LIVING ON THEIR OWN????

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by momto2, May 29, 2008.

  1. momto2

    momto2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    May 15, 2008
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    I have 24 jumbo cornish x rocks that are in a good size brooder box in my cellar. They are now two weeks old and getting big and wanting to spread their wings. I have a brand new coop that is insulated and has electricity. My question is will they be ok in the coop with the 250m watt heat light?? Or am I being over protective??? It is still dropping into the 30's a night.
     
  2. morelcabin

    morelcabin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    They will be fine:>) Mine have been in the coop since day olds with a heat bulb and it goes down to 0 here at night.
     
  3. momto2

    momto2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Morelcabin! Do you have them confined to a smaller area or do they just know to go to the lamp if they are cold?? My coop is 8x8.
     
  4. morelcabin

    morelcabin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    I would confine them to a smaller area at first just so thay can find everything, but after a couple of days pull out the partition. Mine are in a 5x6 pen right now. For the first week I put a 2 ft high board across to keep them in half that area with the light and food
     

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