Is it ok to turn the heat lamp off.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by haleychickmumma, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. haleychickmumma

    haleychickmumma Out Of The Brooder

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    Our heat lamp broke today (the second bulb we've bought) our chicks are roughly 4 weeks old. And have feathers all over except under their wings.
    Going to have to leave the heat lamp off tonight as it is now 5pm on a Sunday so can't get new heat bulb.
    Just a bit worried. It's around 15 degrees c at night (60f) but they are in the house and we have the heat on till we go to bed.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    They will be fine. It was time to turn it off. You can probably start acclimating them to the outdoors on short trips in a day or two as well, and move them in a week or so.
     
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  3. haleychickmumma

    haleychickmumma Out Of The Brooder

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    We've been taking them out daily for about a week now [​IMG] only weather permitting and they have been fine.
    Thanks for the advice.
     
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  4. they will be fine . If there are a couple of them they can cuddle to grt warm .
     
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  5. farmerjohn64

    farmerjohn64 Out Of The Brooder

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    It'll be fine if it's already warm in there, here in LA it gets hot, so I just turn it on when it gets dark
     
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  6. chicken266

    chicken266 Out Of The Brooder

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    4 weeks is when your supposed to turn off the light!
    With my babies though I am keeping on the light because it's a bit colder over my place!
    Other than that during the day they should be fine!

    Wish you well!! :cd
     
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