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When to remove the heat lamp?

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I have chicks more than a month old. They are growinf fast and have a lot of feathers. I picked up banties at the store and are too small to run the the biggies.

I am setting up the brooders outside, sheltered. It is Texas and the high is 77, very sunny.

Can they go outside now?
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I can also put a heat lamp outside.
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One of the stores bantams is also injured, and stores arent going to handfeed a $3 chick.

I got it for free, but it's weak and small and picked on.
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One of the stores bantams is also injured, and stores arent going to handfeed a $3 chick.

I got it for free, but it's weak and small and picked on.

awww I sure hope you can help it!! poor thing!!
post #5 of 7

What are your nightly temps?  Is there a way that you can fix a heat lamp in the coop with the older chicks just in case they needit at night?

Crazy zoo lady.  Cats, dogs, parrots, lizards, chickens and geese lol
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Crazy zoo lady.  Cats, dogs, parrots, lizards, chickens and geese lol
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You usually start brooding chicks at about 90 degrees, lowering it by 5 degrees a week until you chicks are fully feathered at around 8-10 weeks or brooder temperature is the same as outdoor temperature.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

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, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #7 of 7

They will be fine outside if you can provide them a light/heat at night for those colder nights.

Our lows have been in the 40s, but come Monday, my new kids (2 weeks old next week) are getting the boot to the patio as the night time temps will be in the upper 50s and 60s starting next week. The've been spending a bunch of time outside when it is 60's and sunny and spent most of today out there.

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