When is it ok to get rid of the heat lamp? My girls are 5 weeks old and I just moved them out into my garage. They were in my basement up until a few days ago. I know that you reduce the heat 5 degrees every week. The evening temps are in the mid to upper 60's. I have been shutting the lamp off during the day since it is in the 80's. What do you think about shutting it off permanently? I have RIR's, Golden Buffs, EE's and Salmon Faverolles.