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keep heating or not keep heating... that's the question

Discussion in 'Quail' started by camchick, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. camchick

    camchick In the Brooder

    Jul 22, 2011
    Hey guys

    So my chicks are now coming up to a month. When should I be thinking of turning the heat off? Unfortunately I don't have a dimmer and I'm at work all day so I've got a timer thing to turn the light on and off as necessary. Temperatures during the day here are around 50-60 and night time as low as 40 or there abouts. A friend of mine said just give them heat at night??

    Help please

  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Crowing

    Aug 12, 2009
    BuCo, KS
    My Coop
    Mine hatched in April but as I recall they only had heat 24/7 for the first 10 days to two weeks. After that they had it nights only and by 4 weeks they were outside and had no heat at all. It was a little different situation because we were going into summer, not winter, but still, you should definitely be down to nights only by now at the least.

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