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Do babies born in June require heat lamps at night? It's in the 60s here overnight. I can't find any info anywhere. I would think he would be fine without but he was born this evening and still seemed slightly damp- I would hate for him to get chilled.
 

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I would rub him and stick him in maybe a little coatie. He should be okay. Heat lamps make me nervous -- too many barn fires this year.
 

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As long as he's out of the wind and wet he should be ok......is he with mamma?
 

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Yes they are in a stall together. My husband put the heat lamp out there, in one corner, tied up securely so it can't be knocked down. It's pretty warm in there, but they have a lot of room to get away from the lamp too if they want. Should they be ok?
 

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Well I know that the mom helps keep them warm too........I would say no heat lamp unless it gets colder than 60's. they are pretty hardy......just make sure he's been nursing off mom and getting that colostrum in and they should be just fine:)
 

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I agree. as long as he is out of drafts he wont need a heat lamp...mom will lay with him andher body temp will help keep him warm enough..:D
 

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Ok, thanks a bunch!
 

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Do babies born in June require heat lamps at night? It's in the 60s here overnight. I can't find any info anywhere. I would think he would be fine without but he was born this evening and still seemed slightly damp- I would hate for him to get chilled.
No, they don't. Once his tummy is full he will be fine.
 
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