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When to take heat lamp out?

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Hey y'all!

Our babies are growing so fast. Almost too big for the "brooder", I call it pin. I'm wondering when I take the heat lamp out?

Our babies are about 3-4 weeks old. Maybe older. They still have their down but I feel like the heat lamp is making it too hot for them?!

What are some suggestions?
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Just raise it up if you can, test it out, if they seem to cold just lower it an inch. Th way I tell people at the feedstore is to have it at a 100 for the fist week and lower it by 5 degrees every week, so your chicks should be around 80ish degrees to keep warm.

A proud member of 4h and a strong bearer of the Pacific Northwest and its Cold, not to mention a chicken mommy of 3 Cochins, 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 2 Bantam EE, 1 RIR/EE Mix, 1 Mille Fleur Booted Bantam, and 2 bantam OEGB's, a Black Bearded Silkie and a double laced silver Plymouth Bantam!
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A proud member of 4h and a strong bearer of the Pacific Northwest and its Cold, not to mention a chicken mommy of 3 Cochins, 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 2 Bantam EE, 1 RIR/EE Mix, 1 Mille Fleur Booted Bantam, and 2 bantam OEGB's, a Black Bearded Silkie and a double laced silver Plymouth Bantam!
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Do you think a Tupperware tub is too small for four 4 week old ducklings?
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Do you think a Tupperware tub is too small for four 4 week old ducklings?

Between 3-4 weeks old they need heat at 75-80 and a larger bin because until fully feathered they need to be kept reasonably warm. Some use a kiddy pool and fencing around the outside to keep them in.

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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