My chicks are 8 weeks old and fully feathered. We have moved them outside into a coop but keep the heat light on at night? Is it ok to turn light off now? Nights are around 40
moving mine out at 2 weeks tonight. It's going to be int he 70s till monday. 40s at night and 50-60 during the day next week. I'm moving allt he orphingtons out. They're getting too big for the brooder. Keeping the banties in the brooder for another few weeks.
It is up to you, but we keep some heat for them at that age and temps (similar to our area). I wouldn't use a 250 watt lamp, maybe an 80 watt bulb (incandescent) as they put out some heat. They may be ok without, but I hate to see birds get a chill when they are still young, it can turn out bad.