At what age do I....

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by NC-Chickoholic, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. NC-Chickoholic

    NC-Chickoholic Out Of The Brooder

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    At what age can I take the light out.....? The chicks are 4 weeks 4 days ......Temps are now in the mid 50 to lower 60 at night and I have the chicks (20 of them) in there own little house with a small door so they can get a little sun during the day under my supervision. I am a beginer so where do I go from here....Thx in advance for the advise,,,,,,Chicken folks are so nice!!!! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. RGEISENDORF

    RGEISENDORF Out Of The Brooder

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    I just removed the heat lamp from my 4 week olds yesterday and it gets in the 40's here at night. They seemed to do fine last night (there are 7 of them) The light is still in the coop but in a confined area for my babies so I think since the shed is insulated and full of shavings they are going to be fine. Today was their first day outside - they look so grown up!
     
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2009
  3. mom2chicksandpups

    mom2chicksandpups Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Southeast Alabama
    We removed the light from our first batch of chicks at about 5 weeks old (a week or so ago) and they are doing great. They love it outside their little house!
     

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