Heat lamp help

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by whatthecluck24, Mar 24, 2017.

  1. whatthecluck24

    whatthecluck24 Out Of The Brooder

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    We just got our Isa browns chicks yesterday evening. I'm guessing they are about 2wks old when I plugged the heat lamp in the stayed around the edge of my brooder(?) It is about 25" off of the living space.i turned it off this morning and they are more spread out They are inside my house for right now and it stays about 70. Can I just leave the heat lamp off during the day since they seem comfortable.
    *This is my first batch of chicks/chickens.
     
  2. whatthecluck24

    whatthecluck24 Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry I put this on the wrong spot.[​IMG]
     
  3. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    I see you asked your question over on the right forum but it looks like you haven't done a "new member intro" so here's an "official" howdy!
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  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Switch that heat lamp bulb out with a lower wattage bulb. They aren't quite old enough yet to be without a heat source completely, but a full strength bulb is too much, especially inside a house.
     
  5. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello, and welcome to our wonderful forum! I am so glad you joined Backyard Chickens, I hope you will make yourself at home here and enjoy it as much as I have! :frow

    ~Cuz
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings and [​IMG]! Happy you joined our poultry community! [​IMG]
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  8. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under whatthecluck24 [​IMG] Welcome!

    Best wishes to you and littlies.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
     

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