Heat Lamp

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by julieleonard, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. julieleonard

    julieleonard Out Of The Brooder

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    my chick is 1 week old when do we start weaning the heat lamp away?
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

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    Rule of thumb is 90 to 95 degrees the first week and decrease by 5 degrees each week. That's usually accomplished by raising it a bit each week.
    It is always good to have a larger space and under the lamp should be at the high end of the temp range so they can move to a cooler space when needed.
    With only one chick you may want to keep it a bit warmer but still give the bird a chance to escape the heat.
     
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  3. julieleonard

    julieleonard Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks i have the heat lamp hanging above the brooder where she does get out of the heat
    she doesnt spend alot of time in the heat lamp shes very active scratching and acting like a chicken already LOL
    BTW what to i need to have the humidity to on days 1-18 again i thought somebody said 45?
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

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    Once hatched, humidity isn't an issue. They just need clean water. Chickens hatch eggs all over the world from 0-100% humidity.
     

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