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brooding chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by big bs poultry, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. big bs poultry

    big bs poultry New Egg

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    How long should i brood my light brahma chicks during cold weather. i live in florida so its not really, really cold this time of year. Thanks
     
  2. BeccaB00

    BeccaB00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just until they get their feathers.

    They'll also huddle together at night, to keep them

    even warmer! [​IMG] I'd go ahead and put a think layer of bedding

    down, and possibly get them a light for the time being.

    If they've been under a light in their brooder, it's not good just

    to snap it off and put them outside. For a few weeks you need to be

    working on 'weaning' them off of the lamp. We turn the lamp off in the day time

    at 3 weeks old and only leave it on at night. Then we'll start leaving it off 100%

    of the time after a couple weeks of just turning it off in the day time.

    good luck! [​IMG]

    Becca
     

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