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Australorp and Orpington chicks

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Greetings from Greece,

 

On Wednesday I am getting 10 Australorp and 10 Orpington chicks which are 48 days old. The breeder where I am getting from told me that the chicks must stay under light condition (Natural+artificial) for 24 hours until they reach the age of 78 days old. Of course food and water must be provided all the time. He told me that if I want the chicks to stay alive I must follow his instructions.He argues that is a way of acclimatization. I don't know but those instructions seems quite "weird" to me and close to intensive farming practises. What's your opinion guys? You are more experienced than me...Thanks in advance!

 
 
 
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They are 7 weeks old, they no longer need a heat source and certainly don't need light 24/7.

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You should start off with a rather hot environment for the chicks the first two to three weeks. Then gradually lower the temp. till they are 7 weeks and then you can stop the light altogether as long as it is still moderately warm in the place they are staying.


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Romans 3:23 – for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

Romans 10:9-10 – that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

 

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