Do certain people not get posts answered around here-meat chicks quest

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by logansmommy7, Sep 13, 2010.

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  1. logansmommy7

    logansmommy7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2009
    Shenandoah Valley
    [​IMG]I am wondering if people just don't answer certain people around here. I've posted multiple times with NO response. So-does anyone know how long to leave broiler chicks under the heat lamp-SINCE they GROW FASTER! Don't mean to be rude, but COMPLETEly feel IGNORED!
  2. foxinachickenhouse

    foxinachickenhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2010
    I am far from an expert and have never raised meaties, but I would think as long as it takes for them to feather out just like the layers.
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Sorry, I wouldn't simply because I don't know. My meat birds are normal breeds, not Cornish X. I would assume, though, that once their feathers have all filled in, that's their time to leave the heat lamps.
  4. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2009
    SouthEast Texas
    Quote:To attempt to answer your question - i have never raised cornish cross, which is what i assume you are raising. But i would assume that they need a heat lamp until they are feathered out - whatever age that is for your chickens. Once they are well-feathered, they should start insulating their own bodies and regulating their own body heat.

    Sometimes one question just gets more attention than another. Also, adding more information about your situation will help get more responses.
  5. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    Quote:I think its about the same as layers. Best way to tell is the pile test. If they are piled up under the lamp, they are cold. If they are in a circle around the light, they are hot.
    I dont raise meaties but I am pretty sure this will work for them too.
  6. micschoenborn

    micschoenborn Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 23, 2008
    When I have raised my Cornish X meaties, I decreased their heat every week just like any other chick. They never looked too warm and seemed to do fine.
  7. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    LogansMommy...I checked to see what other posts you needed answered and it looks like only the 2 that you posted tonight didnt get a response. 5:30 is a slow time here on BYC...East Coasters are heading home from work, SAHP are getting dinner ready and kids home from school. Other time zones are switching shifts etc. I am sure that no one intentionally ignored your posts.

    We'd have found your post eventually [​IMG]
  8. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 19, 2009
    Just gradually reduce the heat like you do with any other baby chicken. Go to the Murray McMurray web page and read their reccommendations for starting baby poultry. It addresses how to reduce the heat as the chicks get older. I never completely took the heat lamp away from mine simply because they seemed to enjoy it. But they would have done fine without it after about 4 weeks or so.
  9. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Maybe you just ask REALLY TOUGH questions?!? [​IMG]
  10. Tomhusker

    Tomhusker Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2010
    Hamburg, Iowa
    Sometimes it all depends on how patient one is in getting the answer. I could answer every question posted on here in a timely manner. However, I am sure folks would like to have the CORRECT answer.
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