HEAT LAMPS

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by happychicks, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. happychicks

    happychicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I HAVE 1 WEEK OLD BABY CHICKS HOW LONG DO I USE THE HEAT LAMP FOR
     
  2. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    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.
     
  3. happychicks

    happychicks Out Of The Brooder

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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
     
  4. Cluckin' crazy

    Cluckin' crazy Out Of The Brooder

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    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.
     
  5. sunnychooks

    sunnychooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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. [​IMG]
     
  6. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sunnychooks - boy that's a great piece of advice for us all. Thanks [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. kgolub

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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!!
     
  8. kgolub

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    Ah! Great point!!!
     

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