How much heat?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by horsewishr, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. horsewishr

    horsewishr Songster

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    Can someone point me to guidelines on how much heat the chicks need, please. I know they need less every week. Mine are three weeks old, and I just moved them to a bigger brooder box. I'm trying to figure out how close the heat lamp needs to be (it'll be an over-head lamp). Thanks.
     
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    95 degrees the 1st week, decrease by 5 degrees each week.
     
  3. horsewishr

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    thanks. I knew it was something like that.
     

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