Heat Lamp

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ktownjeep, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. ktownjeep

    ktownjeep Out Of The Brooder

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    At what age should my chicks not need a heat light?
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  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    They look pretty feathered, what's the low temperatures there now?

    The temps here dropped into the low 50's at night, I don't have central h/a in my house so I put a lamp over my brooders. The chicks are approximately 4 weeks old and were all puffed up like they were cold. With the lamp they relaxed a bit and started acting normal again.
     
  3. ktownjeep

    ktownjeep Out Of The Brooder

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    its getting down to 45-50 at nights
     
  4. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Do they seem to be doing okay? Some chicks are more hardy than others. My bantams are fine, but the Ameraucaunas/EEs are being sissies.

    I was wrong about the temps here, it's getting down in the low 40s but during the day it's near 70. I only turn the lamp on in the early mornings (my house tends to hold heat, collected during the day, until some point in the early am). I have it set on a timer, pretty nifty little thing.
     
  5. ktownjeep

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    They seem to be doing ok without the light so far but its gonna get colder in the next couple weeks
     

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