Baby chicks

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chari, May 29, 2011.

  1. Chari

    Chari Out Of The Brooder

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    How long do baby chicks have to have a heat light. When can they be turned out?
     
  2. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
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    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.

    -Becca
     
  3. Chari

    Chari Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much. This site has been such a great help for us new chicken lovers
     
  4. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
    Under Your bed
    It's a wonderful site, and I'm glad you found it!

    Good luck! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 29, 2011

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