Do i need to keep my chicks heat lamp on all the time?

Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Depends on how old the chick are. Chicks should be at 95* the first week and you can drop it 5* a week as they get older. So depending on how old they are, you should eventually be able to turn it off during the day at first (now if they are 3-4 weeks) and then eventually during the night. You might also like to check out the BYC Learning Center, lots of good articles on all aspects of chicken keeping.

Welcome to BYC!

Yes, it depends on how old they are. Kelsie has you straight on the temps...95 degrees for the first week, lowered by 5 degrees each week for 6 weeks.

Enjoy your new flock and welcome to ours!

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