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heat lamps

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dgreenleaf, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. dgreenleaf

    dgreenleaf New Egg

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    Is there any particular age that the heat lamps may be turned off on young chicks? Mine are now 2 weeks old and are getting their wing feathers .
     
  2. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends on the temp in the room the chicks are in.
    If the temp is in the 70's to 80's then you can certainly turn off the heat lamp.
    When you turn off the lamp, watch them for a few hours to see if they huddle together piled on top of each other.
    That usually indicates they're too cold.
    Chicks really need less heat than we think.
    Good luck!
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  3. chicklover16

    chicklover16 queen of flirts

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    at two weeks I think you could turn off the lamp during the day however definately keep it on during the night. And be sure to observe the fuzzibutts and see how they respond.
     
  4. chicklover16

    chicklover16 queen of flirts

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    hahaha, I just realized that you may think that fuzzibutts was something for you to observe or something, it is just a endearing name for chicks
     
  5. dgreenleaf

    dgreenleaf New Egg

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    lol
     
  6. dgreenleaf

    dgreenleaf New Egg

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    OK, Thanks. That is what I have started doing this week. Should have their perm coop finished by the end of the week.
     
  7. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You DON'T wanna know the image I have in my mind! [​IMG]

     
  8. chicklover16

    chicklover16 queen of flirts

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    and you don't want to know what I thought you where probably thinking when I read that.
     
  9. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    1st week- 90 degrees
    2nd week- 85 degrees
    3rd week- 80 degrees
    The temperature should decrease by 5 degrees each week. Keep the heat lamp, adjusting the temperature until the temperature is about the same.
     

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