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Hello
These are my 2 week old silkie chicks
Im new to raising chicks. Am i doing this right!? There layout? And at what age is okay to turn off the heating lamp?

Thanks
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I can't see much from your picture except your cute chicks. Start brooding at 85-90, lower the temperature by about 5 degrees a week by either raising the bulb up or using a smaller wattage. You can stop providing extra heat when either they are fully feathered at around 8 weeks, or the temperature they require is the same as the ambient 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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