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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BeckyC, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. BeckyC

    BeckyC New Egg

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    How long do we need to leave the heat lamp on? Most of our 12 chicks are about 7 weeks old and it's getting down to about 35 at night. Do we switch it out for a regular light bulb?
    Thanks, BeckyC.[​IMG]
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    [​IMG] . Defiantly don't switch it out for a regular bulb. I would advise just leaving it on all night if it's still in the 30s
     
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    If they are fully feathered and in a protected coop, they should no longer need heat unless it gets much colder than they are used to.
     
  4. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  6. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  7. dreamer5577

    dreamer5577 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi && Welcome!!!
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  8. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio...glad you joined us
     
  9. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. At 7 weeks old, you should still use the heat lamp if it goes below 50-60 degrees. :thumbsup
     

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