heat lamp

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

  1. LYNLY

    LYNLY Out Of The Brooder

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    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

    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 Out Of The Brooder

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    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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