Can I take the heat lamp out?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by hueghy, May 31, 2010.

  1. hueghy

    hueghy Out Of The Brooder

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    I have had my chicks outside for a few weeks now with a heat lamp on at night. Its starting to warm up now and the low temps are around 50 or so. Can I take the lamp out?
     
  2. Jkioneil

    Jkioneil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how old are the chicks?
     
  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    If they're fully feathered, and their shelter is tight and snug, I'd say they'll do fine if it's staying at least in the 50s at night. Make sure there is lots of bedding for them to snuggle down into.
     
  4. hueghy

    hueghy Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry! about 7 weeks old now
     
  5. PhilErvin

    PhilErvin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd notice if they are huddled under the light at night or are they pressed up against the furthest wall (away from the light) of the brooder. If they have room to self regulate I would leave it on a few more weeks.
     

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