Do I have to put a heat lamp on a 5 week old turkey?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by quails-101, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. quails-101

    quails-101 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2016
    The title says it all.
  2. TheMauveDuck

    TheMauveDuck Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 22, 2016
    Technically yes, but I took my heat lamp off of Pheasants and Silkies at around that time because they were living inside an insulated house and it was getting pretty stuffy. It depends on how hot it is in their brooder, but then the heat should be pretty lowered from when it was younger. Try decreasing the heat and seeing how they react. Judging by their reactions you should be able to tell if they're comfortable with it or not.
  3. TheMauveDuck

    TheMauveDuck Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 22, 2016
    Wow, I really didn't read your question well. I thought you were asking if you could take the heat lamp off of a 5 week old turkey. Sorry about that! I'm sure your turkey is fine by now. If his brooder is in a barn or somewhere that gets cold at night then maybe consider having it on at night but otherwise I wouldn't worry about it. It gets pretty hot in these summer days you wouldn't want him to over heat.
  4. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2016
    NW Missouri
    I would if it is staying under 80 degree during the day. And defiantly would at night. Turkeys are notorious for getting colds if the get chilled.
  5. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicks are a-hatching Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Mine are 4 weeks and were weaned off heat at two weeks because of it being so warm. Yours shouldn't require any unless you are somewhere cold, where I wish I was.

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