Need Help with Peachicks

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by MAPLE GROVE FARMS, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. MAPLE GROVE FARMS

    MAPLE GROVE FARMS New Egg

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    I am new to BYC and peacocks. I have 2 one month old pea chicks in a large pet carrier in the shed, Their bodies are feathered out, not their heads, do they still need the heat lamp.

    thanks for your help
     
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2011
  2. AnnaLease

    AnnaLease Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Change your bulb to a lower wattage, and only turn it on at night, to wean them off the heat slowly. Watch them to see if they are too cold.
     
  3. Bigcreekpeafowl

    Bigcreekpeafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At 4 weeks I would have heat for them day and night.
    This also depends on your location. We got down to 40 degrees last night and we have heat lamps for our 2 month old chicks. They piled underneath it.
    Warmth is very important for young peachicks.
     

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