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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by smokeyodie97, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. smokeyodie97

    smokeyodie97 Songster

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    when can I take the heat lamp off
     
  2. pgpoultry

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    Depends very much on the age of your chicks and the ambient temperature. Supply us with those, please.

    Sandie
     
  3. smokeyodie97

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    I have 2 chicks and is 4weeks old in the other pen i have 3 quail 3 weeks old and i the othe pen i have 2 quail and are 2 weeks old.
     
  4. willheveland

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    I always say start at 95 degrees then go down 5 degrees each week til you get down to the outside temp or until they are feathered out. I've only raised chickens, not sure about quail. Will
     
  5. Muggsmagee

    Muggsmagee Menagerie Mama

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    My 4 and 5 weeks old chickens have feathered in really well...so they no longer need the heat source. I am no expert on quail...so I'll leave that for someone else.
     

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