How long in brooder?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jay1105, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. Jay1105

    Jay1105 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 6, 2011
    San Antonio
    I live in San Antonio Tx. I got 8 pullet chicks and 2 pullet turkey from a local feed store. The temps this time of year are 70 at night and upwards of 100 during the day here. The pullets are going on three weeks old. I have not had them under any type of heat source and they all seem to be doing fine. Is there a reason to have them in a brooder or under a heat source at this stage of their life and with these temps?
  2. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Chicken Obsessed

    Oct 16, 2008
    why would you wonder about that now ? they needed heat when they were younger.. they have feathers now, and can tolerate the 70F nights..
  3. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
    Under Your bed
    Welcome to BackYard Chickens Jay1105! [​IMG]

    At this point, they can be outside. I have two week olds in this kind of weather,

    (Day time ~ 100F Night time ~ 70-80F) with no heat source, and they are doing great.
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    Quote:[​IMG]. I agree.

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