how long

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by spinner145, Nov 5, 2014.

  1. spinner145

    spinner145 Out Of The Brooder

    how long should i keep my chickens under a heat lamp before introducing them to my flock
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

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    Those are two different things. Your birds should be weaned from their heat lamp around one month. (Wait a little longer if you have bantams.) Depending on the method you plan on using, you should start introducing around 8-12 weeks.
     
  3. spinner145

    spinner145 Out Of The Brooder

    all i have are bantams
     
  4. LanceTN

    LanceTN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Week 1 I gave mine 24/7 heat.

    Week 2 I moved the lamp higher

    Week 3 I only gave them heat on two cold nights

    Week 4 they went in the coop
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2014
  5. spinner145

    spinner145 Out Of The Brooder

    thanks[​IMG]
     

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