will this work?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by slystr, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. slystr

    slystr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    to keep my babies warm? I have a thermometer in there now and it is registering 73* F with an outdoor temp of 48*F(according to the Weather Channel).
    thanks!
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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    It need to be 95 degrees inside that thing with no drafts at all. So, I'd say nope, not yet. Honestly, they really should be inside somewhere if you're getting chicks a few days old.
     
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  3. Rooster01

    Rooster01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they? If they are several weeks old that should work fine. Try to put more blankets around them to keep the wind off.
     
  4. slystr

    slystr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    these chicks are going to be 5 weeks old on Monday. I forgot to mention that. Sorry
     
  5. Emchick

    Emchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nice set up [​IMG]
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Well, that does make a difference! Still, you need to be sure they don't have drafts blowing through.
     
  7. Rooster01

    Rooster01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:73* is a little cold for 5 week old chicks IMO. But as long as the wind is off of them, they will be OK.
     
  8. slystr

    slystr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:they have been in an unheated attached garage that has gotten down to the mid 60's for the last 2 weeks with no heat lamp and they have been seemingly ok.
    I'm just worried that in the brooder they are picking on each other and are getting very crowded even though I have seperated them into 2 rubbermaid bins.
     
  9. slystr

    slystr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    will they be smart enough to find food & water then go back to the warm space at night?
     
  10. Rooster01

    Rooster01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Probably yes, Chickens are pretty smart and will try to find the warmest spot to sleep at.
    They might need a little help but they will learn where to go after a day or two.
     

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