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new chicks in the family

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by L*A*G*, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. L*A*G*

    L*A*G* Songster

    Nov 19, 2008
    planet chicken
    I just got me 2 chicks about 2 weeks old. when do you think I can
    take the lite off for shere? when do you think they can be my
    laying buddies? let me know. [​IMG] [​IMG]
    [​IMG] Larra [​IMG]
  2. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess 10 Years

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    Where are you keeping the chicks? That will have a lot to do with when you can remove the light. Also, what breed are they cause different breeds start laying at different ages? [​IMG]
  3. L*A*G*

    L*A*G* Songster

    Nov 19, 2008
    planet chicken
    I am keeping them in a small wire cage with news
    paper and white towels over it. they look nice'n cozy
    inside. and they are a mix breed with RIRs.[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  4. jossanne

    jossanne Songster

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    I'd keep the light on them for a couple more weeks, at least. They say to lower the temperature by about 5 degrees per week.

    I never keep a thermometer in my brooder, and I just adjust the light by how much they huddle under it. If they pile up, I lower the light. If they try to get away from the heat, I raise it.
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm 10 Years

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    [​IMG] Congratulations on your new chicks. Now you are an addict and I'm sure will want more. I keep my chicks in their brooder for about 4 weeks. I keep the brooder around 95 degrees the first week and decrease the temp 5 degrees each week. I have a wireless digital thermemeter in the brooder to monitor the temp.
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2008
  6. L*A*G*

    L*A*G* Songster

    Nov 19, 2008
    planet chicken
    Good Idea!!![​IMG]

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