How long do the chicks need the heat lamp for? Do you use it less and less like just at night or do you shut it off at a certain point?
how long do chicks need the heat lamp?
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Until they are fully feathered, around 8 weeks.
Start with the heat at 95* in the brooder, decrease by 5* each week.
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Just watch you chicks and the weather. If its nice out and there about 3 weeks or older i turn it off. But only if the temperature is in the 60 or higher