Heat lamp weaning

lgrems

In the Brooder
6 Years
Jul 24, 2013
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What are the rules of thumb to weaning chicks off the heat lamp? I have them in my furnace room with a 250 red bulb. They are 17 days old now and doing great.
 

lgrems

In the Brooder
6 Years
Jul 24, 2013
32
1
26
The temperature is reading 78 degrees f. I have been moving the lamp higher as they are growing. Today I turned the lamp off for several hours.
 

gander007

Crowing
6 Years
Oct 9, 2013
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South Western Death Valley, Ca.
The temperature is reading 78 degrees f. I have been moving the lamp higher as they are growing. Today I turned the lamp off for several hours.
Your temp is fine and you are doing it right by backing the lamp up as time goes by ....

By week 3 I normally turn the light off during the day so the feathers start growing as long as the room temps are over 50F ...
 
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