brooding chicks

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

  1. big bs poultry

    big bs poultry Hatching

    Dec 5, 2010
    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 Songster

    Jun 16, 2010
    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]


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