happychicks

In the Brooder
11 Years
Mar 10, 2008
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I HAVE 1 WEEK OLD BABY CHICKS HOW LONG DO I USE THE HEAT LAMP FOR
 

McGoo

Songster
12 Years
Sep 19, 2007
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Mid Hudson River Valley, NY
Per my Storey's Guide to raising chicken's book (very helpful by the way), it says that you start out with 95 degrees and each week you reduce by 5 degrees until you're at room temperature. After that it's based on when the chicks feathers come in as to bringing out into the cold.

Hope that helps.
 

happychicks

In the Brooder
11 Years
Mar 10, 2008
35
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thank you i'm new to this but enjoying every moment there already a week old and need to be moved moved to a bigger cage i have 25 of them and there getting crowed thank you again
 

Cluckin' crazy

Chirping
12 Years
Mar 18, 2008
11
4
76
I hope you have a large area for them. The first time we got 25 chick (1993) we weren't prepared and ended up giving them the entire back porch. Them little buggers get big quick. I had my last batch in the hen house by day 45 with no problems, but I did leave a lamp on in the coop for another month. This batch will go in a little later so they are bigger and will have to be introduced to the current flock.
 

sunnychooks

Songster
12 Years
Jul 21, 2007
1,164
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NJ
Here's a tip on the heat lamp for you. Always have an extra bulb! They don't last for nearly as many hours as they say on the box. It's always good to be prepared in case one burns out when you can't get to a store for a replacement.
 

kgolub

Hatching
7 Years
Apr 12, 2012
4
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Thank you for this simple, easy to follow guideline ... and I just ordered the Storey's Guide. I LOVE your egg photo. Just gorgeous!!
 

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