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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chari, May 29, 2011.
How long do baby chicks have to have a heat light. When can they be turned out?
They will need the light until they are fully featherd.
Start at 95 F and go down 5 degrees a week, and once your down to 75-ish F you can start
turning out the lamp in daylight hours and leaving it on at night. Usually at 6 weeks old they
will be ready for the coop. If it's chilly were you live (shouldn't be in late may!), even once they
are in the coop you may want to keep the lamp in there for another week or two so it won't be
such a sudden change on them.
Thank you so much. This site has been such a great help for us new chicken lovers
It's a wonderful site, and I'm glad you found it!