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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ktownjeep, Oct 24, 2007.
At what age should my chicks not need a heat light?
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.
its getting down to 45-50 at nights
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.
They seem to be doing ok without the light so far but its gonna get colder in the next couple weeks