adjusting heat level

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by OrangeCrushCJ7, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. OrangeCrushCJ7

    OrangeCrushCJ7 In the Brooder

    Apr 18, 2009
    Barre, MA
    Now that our 8 chicks are a week old, do I need to make sure the warmest part of the brooder is 90, instead of 95, or will they just naturally be under the heat lamp less? I don't want to make them dependant on the heat lamp. DO I have to manually wean them from the heat?
  2. basicliving

    basicliving Keepin' the sunny side up

    Mar 20, 2008
    Shenandoah Valley, VA
    Yes - each week, decrease the temperature by 5 degrees. They will adjust to it accordingly.

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