cx chicks

Chickenheadmate

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When in the year is it too late to raise baby chicks?
I was thinking about getting Cornish cross and letting them free range but not sure if it'll be too cold for them.
I live in Texas, down in the Dallas-Fort Worth area!
 

Northern.Ontario

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What are your daytime and nighttime temperatures and how old will they be when you get them? Most likely you will need heat lamps. 0-7 days old require 95F, stepping down 5 degrees every week until 4 weeks old.
 

aart

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What are your daytime and nighttime temperatures and how old will they be when you get them? Most likely you will need heat lamps. 0-7 days old require 95F, stepping down 5 degrees every week until 4 weeks old.
These are meat birds, their heat requirements are quite different from layer chicks.
.....and the 5° a week thing is just a basic guideline, best to go by behaviors and much depends on ambient temps.
 

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