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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

    May 23, 2008
    Guthrie, OK
    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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