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How long do you leave you chicks under lights?

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This is our first year to incubate eggs and the chicks have hatched out. How long do you normally leave your chicks under the heat lamps? Thank You 

 

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after they hatch its usally for weeks but take the temp down 5 degrees every week. sometimes if its really hot i will turn the lamp off and it will just stay warm. dont want the little ones to over heat! D.gif

how do i put this????     IM ADDICTED TO HATCHING!!!!!!!! :)

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how do i put this????     IM ADDICTED TO HATCHING!!!!!!!! :)

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Typically until the chicks are fully feathered, start out at 95 degrees and loike mentioned above drop the temps 5 degrees per week until they no longer need it depending on what time of year it is and where you are located.

 

Seramas, Cochins, EE's, 1 Japanese hen, few frizzles & Too many roosters and a ton of babies cruising the yard. Home of the ninja squirrel.
I am Rachel but you can call me the ccl (crazy chicken lady)
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Seramas, Cochins, EE's, 1 Japanese hen, few frizzles & Too many roosters and a ton of babies cruising the yard. Home of the ninja squirrel.
I am Rachel but you can call me the ccl (crazy chicken lady)
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I usually keep mine in the brooder for about six weeks. Maybe only five if the weather is hot and it's not rainy.

My brooder is outside (under shelter) with only a 65 watt bulb in it. It's warmed up early this year and during the day even that small a bulb is more than they need.
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