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A few chick questions

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by GothChick, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. GothChick

    GothChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so I have a few quick questions.

    First, what age can I stop using a heat lamp on the chicks? Currently I have 4 almost 3 week old Orpington chicks that stay in a cage in the house. They never stay on the side by the heat lamp and it stay about 70 in our house. Can I stop using the lamp?

    Second, we are getting 2 3 day old EE chicks tomorrow and I'm wondering if I need to keep them away from my other chicks or can they stay together for warmth?

    Lastly, hold old do buff orpingtons and EE chicks need to be before you can sex them?
     
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm Premium Member

    About 5 weeks if your house is always 70 degrees

    The babies need separate housing.

    I cant tell ya the age those breeds are sexable because its more about the skill an experience the person has with that breed an bloodline. I would wait till you see pointy feathers around the base of there tail before calling any of them roosters.
     

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