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do 6 week old guineas still need a lamp? high 60's

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by georgia531, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. georgia531

    georgia531 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me again... my 6 week old guineas are outside in a large off the ground brooder/pen with a large wooden box type thing on one end and the rest mesh wire.. the have a perch going across the run part where they sleep at night.. it is in the 80's during the day and nights are high 60' or low 70's... the other night it was 58... how long do they need the heat lamp? i have it in the run part at night, with nylon tent material pinned up as a windbreaker.. it had rained some lately.. anyway..( it is too hot in the box with the light) when can i leave the light off? what does the temp have to be at night? everyone thinks im nuts for still putting the light on as they are getting big. i read they are not fully feathered until 8 weeks. thank you in advance.
     
  2. georgia531

    georgia531 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    PS.. there are 8
     
  3. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At 6 weeks they should be fine with no heat.
     
  4. georgia531

    georgia531 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for the reply.. i did more searching and decided to not plug it in tonight.... thanks again... i lost 4 of these a few weeks ago so i baby them.
     
  5. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    Quote:Lol My 6 Week olds are ready to GET BOOTED OUT to the coop. Little Pterodactyls.... LOL. [​IMG] Seriously its pretty warm here in San Diego and because of the ambient temperature I had the lid off their brooder after the first week so the warm air could escape. By week three temps here were ninety during the day I moved them to a cage with some cardboard on two sides to keep drafts down. The lamp lasted in there about a week. During that whole time we were in the sixties in the evenings/early mornings. They have their feathers and each other to keep them warm. Sounds like we have similar climates.
     

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