heat lamp

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by LYNLY, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. LYNLY

    LYNLY In the Brooder

    Sep 6, 2007
    Montrose Colorado
    at what age do you start cooling the chicks off. I would like to move them to the garage when they start smelling. thank you.
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Day olds up to 1 week - 95 degrees
    2 weeks old - 90 degrees
    continue the "cooling off" by 5 degrees per week.
    at 8 weeks, they will be fully feathered, and should be ready for the great outdoors!

    Oh, and if you keep the brooder clean shaveings...they wont smell...but WILL be dusty! [​IMG]
  3. jray

    jray In the Brooder

    Feb 5, 2008
    Piedmont, SC
    I started my 21 in my metal building with two infared heat lamps and they are still there. No heat or insualtion and they're doing great. I have both lamps hanging fron the ceiling by small chain and adjust them up or down depending on the desired temp.

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