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decrease brooder heat faster on meat birds?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Oceanseve, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. Oceanseve

    Oceanseve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wondering about this, it seems every time I go out there to check on them I am having to raise the lamp. Is that normal since they gain so much weight so fast? They aren't too feathered yet, but they just seem constantly hot. I now have the lamp higher than that on my 5 week old layers and the broilers are 2 weeks.
     
  2. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Yup, that's exactly what you should be doing. By three weeks, you should be able to put them outside too, as long as it isn't super cold at night where you live.
     

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