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post #11 of 13
its the third day the guinea fowl are out free ranging. they havent left stayed with the flock so keeping them 6 weeks is not necessary
Phoenix bantam Roosterm, 2 white cubalaya/Phoenix hens, 2 brown leghorn hens, a chocolate jersey giant, blue splash shamo pullet, a blue pumpkin shamo cockerel, bantam hen mix, Muscovy ducks, blue splash french maran hen, blue barred maran hen, black austrolorp hen
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Phoenix bantam Roosterm, 2 white cubalaya/Phoenix hens, 2 brown leghorn hens, a chocolate jersey giant, blue splash shamo pullet, a blue pumpkin shamo cockerel, bantam hen mix, Muscovy ducks, blue splash french maran hen, blue barred maran hen, black austrolorp hen
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post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by kcdef View Post


I think my best bet is to just start buying lower wattage bulbs.

Yes, this is what I do. I usually start my chicks/keets with a 100 watt bulb, about 8-10" above the bedding (based on their body language). Then I raise it until I can't raise it anymore. Then I reduce the wattage to 75, then 60, and then 40 watts. Then they move outside. wink.png

I wait at least a week between warmth changes. Pay attention to their body language, if most or all of them are huddled together directly beneath the lamp then it's too cool; lower it a little or increase the wattage of the bulb.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzHpYyB_F3U

Currently 30 guineas & 49 chickens. Australorp, Buff Orpington, Barred Rock, Rhode Island Red, Easter Egger, Dark Cornish, Brown Leghorn, & American Gamefowl.

Raising 100% Grass-Fed Black Angus beef in the beautiful Missouri Ozarks. No grain, GMOs, antibiotics, or hormones. Lots of green grass and sunshine, the way beef is supposed to be raised.

www.seaagri.com
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www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzHpYyB_F3U

Currently 30 guineas & 49 chickens. Australorp, Buff Orpington, Barred Rock, Rhode Island Red, Easter Egger, Dark Cornish, Brown Leghorn, & American Gamefowl.

Raising 100% Grass-Fed Black Angus beef in the beautiful Missouri Ozarks. No grain, GMOs, antibiotics, or hormones. Lots of green grass and sunshine, the way beef is supposed to be raised.

www.seaagri.com
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post #13 of 13
I once had the lamp too low and all my gunieas chicks were laid out it looked like the boneless chicken ranch!
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