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Baby Chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Roselia19, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. Roselia19

    Roselia19 New Egg

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    Hello
    These are my 2 week old silkie chicks
    Im new to raising chicks. Am i doing this right!? There layout? And at what age is okay to turn off the heating lamp?

    Thanks
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    I can't see much from your picture except your cute chicks. Start brooding at 85-90, lower the temperature by about 5 degrees a week by either raising the bulb up or using a smaller wattage. You can stop providing extra heat when either they are fully feathered at around 8 weeks, or the temperature they require is the same as the ambient temperature.
     

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