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courtsmarans

Chirping
Jun 8, 2019
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NW Ohio
for my chicks that age, i already have them roaming around in their coop/pen but i do have a lamp on fro them just in case they want it. Most don't use it unless its extra chilly at night. I like to offer it anyways
 

MGG

Songster
Feb 7, 2020
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I take it off around 8 weeks usually. If they are integrated into your flock or if you have multiple chicks they can snuggle to keep warm. To wean them off it I turn it off during the day and then on at night for a few days, and then just leave it off altogether.
 

MGG

Songster
Feb 7, 2020
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I brood in our unheated garage. My last chicks I got in late August and I left it on a bit longer for them because at 7 weeks it was almost 20 degrees at night. I took it off at 9 weeks for them though.
 

1 Farm Girl

Chirping
7 Years
6 Years
Feb 8, 2013
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Fallbrook, Ca
I have some silkie chickens and they are 12 weeks old do they need a heat lamp still.
Depending on the weather if it’s cold, are your girls feathered yet? If not quite yet it doesn’t hurt to have a lamp, especially in pm. You can raised it little higher and higher each week until they don’t need it anymore. If your girls are in an enclosed area w/no draft they should be ok.
 

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