Keeping Youngsters Warm...?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by smadamek, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. smadamek

    smadamek Out Of The Brooder

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    What is the appropriate age for chicks and/or temperatures to take them off of heat lamps? When are they hardy enough to be on their own in the coop outside? We live in Montana, and since we are on a budget we don't want to buy heat lamps so we were thinking about converting the back bedroom into a makeshift chick nursery. Any feedback would help. Thanks!
     
  2. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Sorry, you definitely need a heat lamp. Chicks can't keep their body temperature up themselves, so it is imperative to have a lamp.
    95 degrees Fahrenheit the first week, decreasing by 5 degrees each week after that. Depending on the temperatures in your area, they should be fine outside during the daytime at about 4-5 weeks.
     

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