can my silkies come off heat now ?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Daniel_2kaii9, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. Daniel_2kaii9

    Daniel_2kaii9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hey, my silkies are 8 weeks old 2day can thay come off heat now ?
     
  2. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:can you give us a little more information?
    are they indoors or outside in a coop?
    if they are outside whats the outdoor temp?
    how many silkies are we talking about 2 or 200?

    with out that info i am going to take a shot in the dark here and say no...but i dont follow the rules anyway

    what i do is
    slowly raise the lamp so that they get less and less direct heat, when i notice that they no longer huddle under the lamp i will then remove the lamp
    i have had some that had the heat till they were 16 weeks, I had some that were not interested in the heat after 10 weeks...
    I let them tell me what they need
     
  3. Daniel_2kaii9

    Daniel_2kaii9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there in a shed thay dont really go under the light enymore
     

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