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I have 14 chicks that are almost 4 weeks old.  They are inside and I keep the house at 70 degrees.  Do you think it would be ok to go ahead and turn the heat lamp off? 

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They should be okay, expect some complaining initially.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, bunnies, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

Why can't my days always be Sunnyside up?

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, bunnies, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

Why can't my days always be Sunnyside up?

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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I'd give it a shot during the day when you can monitor them for signs of being too cold.
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Just have to say I love the little roost you made for them smile.png pretty nifty... smile.png
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I have 14 chicks that are almost 4 weeks old.  They are inside and I keep the house at 70 degrees.  Do you think it would be ok to go ahead and turn the heat lamp off? 

 

 

Yep.  I had a 4 week old escape from me and ended up spending a 20 degree night outside. I figured it would be a goner, more than 24 hours later I saw it running free and caught it with no ill effects on the bird.

 

Expect LOTS of noise and complaints when you turn it off.

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IMO, if using a heat lamp, it's a good idea to start turning it off for short durations as early as the first week.  Mama Broody does not keep her chickies under her belly 24/7.  After the first day or so, she's got them out running around with her at what ever temp the current weather pattern chooses to dish up for the day.  And, that my friends, is just one more reason why I am so enamored with the heating pad brooding system.

Ephesians 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-lazy-gardener

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/yes-you-certainly-can-brood-chicks-outdoors

https://tikktok.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/fermented-feed-faq/

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Ephesians 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-lazy-gardener

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/yes-you-certainly-can-brood-chicks-outdoors

https://tikktok.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/fermented-feed-faq/

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