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Is there any particular age that the heat lamps may be turned off on young chicks? Mine are now 2 weeks old and are getting their wing feathers .

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Depends on the temp in the room the chicks are in.

If the temp is in the 70's to 80's then you can certainly turn off the heat lamp.

When you turn off the lamp, watch them for a few hours to see if they huddle together piled on top of each other.

That usually indicates they're too cold.

Chicks really need less heat than we think.

Good luck!

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at two weeks I think you could turn off the lamp during the day however definately keep it on during the night. And be sure to observe the fuzzibutts and see how they respond.

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at two weeks I think you could turn off the lamp during the day however definately keep it on during the night. And be sure to observe the fuzzibutts and see how they respond.


hahaha, I just realized that you may think that fuzzibutts was something for you to observe or something, it is just a endearing name for chicks

 

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lol

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OK, Thanks.  That is what I have started doing this week.  Should have their perm coop finished by the end of the week.

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You DON'T wanna know the image I have in my mind!  lau.gif
 

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at two weeks I think you could turn off the lamp during the day however definately keep it on during the night. And be sure to observe the fuzzibutts and see how they respond.


hahaha, I just realized that you may think that fuzzibutts was something for you to observe or something, it is just a endearing name for chicks

 



 

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Cornish Rex cats, Musk Turtle, Kangal LGDs (and puppies) and Grt Pyr on 15 acres in the middle of nowhere.

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Cornish Rex cats, Musk Turtle, Kangal LGDs (and puppies) and Grt Pyr on 15 acres in the middle of nowhere.

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and you don't want to know what I thought you where probably thinking when I read that.

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post #9 of 9

1st week- 90 degrees

2nd week- 85 degrees

3rd week- 80 degrees 

The temperature should decrease by 5 degrees each week. Keep the heat lamp, adjusting the temperature until the temperature is about the same.

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