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how much light do chicks need

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jeremy frenz, Apr 19, 2007.

  1. jeremy frenz

    jeremy frenz In the Brooder

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    how much light do chicks need? [​IMG]
     
  2. AccidentalFarm

    AccidentalFarm Songster

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    there is another thread "when to turn the brooder light off" that probably has the answers you need. i just read through quite a bit of it.
     
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

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    You will want to leave the light on ALL the time, for heat source. They need to be at 95 degrees for the first week, then drop 5 degrees a week after...till they can go outside. Just raise the height of the lamp, to lower the temp.
    Good luck with your babies! Got pics??
     
  4. jeremy frenz

    jeremy frenz In the Brooder

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    i don't have them yet i'm going to get them asap but my mom says that i have to have every thing redy before we get them
     

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