heat lamp

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by annie3001, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    Ct.
    hello.
    i have 5 chicks in the coop right now.. i am using the 250 red heat lamp. they are 4 weeks old this week, when can i turn off the heat lamp or can i go to the temp of 75 watt heat lamp? thanks in advance!


    andrea,ct.
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

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    You can probably go to the 75 watt this week and forget about it altogether the next week. They are usually almost fully feathered at 5 weeks.
     
  3. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    Ct.
    excellent thank you!
     
  4. Baymen Moe

    Baymen Moe Songster

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    Mine are 5 weeks and I took out the heat lamp this past week. They're doing fine and I'm in Mass so I guess we're having similar weather. The forecast for the end of the week looks warm if you want to wait until then.

    Bill
     

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