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Brooder

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Royal Chicken, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. Royal Chicken

    Royal Chicken New Egg

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    How long do baby chickens (chicks) have to stay in the brooder? What is the right temperature for the brooder?
     
  2. Marty1876

    Marty1876 Hi Everyone!

    This is for all domestic poultry:

    95* F to start (week one)
    90* F for week two
    85* F for week three
    80* F for week four
    ----continue to lower temps by 5 degrees F per week, until youngsters are feathered out, unless its below 60*, in which case I would continue to keep a heat lamp available to them until they have feathers and a little size on them too. Maybe 8 weeks.
     

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