Heat Lamp on or off?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by KLIL, Jul 17, 2018.

  1. KLIL

    KLIL Free Ranging

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    My chicks are just over 5 weeks old and I was planning to turn the heat lamp off at 6 weeks as per articles and advise I have read but my issue is its winter here and is getting as low as 2 to 3 degrees in the nights/early mornings. Should I leave it on until its not so cold? Also, we should be starting to get rain here in the next few weeks so it maybe colder.
     
  2. Chloe+chickens=LOVE

    Chloe+chickens=LOVE Chirping

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    Keep it on but watch the chicks if they are huddled together they are cold and if they are hiding in the corner the are to hot
     
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    KLIL Free Ranging

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    They seem comfortable at the moment not huddled together but I have a door to where they sleep that I have left open a little so they can get air or come out if they need to.
     
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    That sounds good
     
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