ok w/out heat lamp?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by wjallen05, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. wjallen05

    wjallen05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I seperated my two meanie RIR roo chicks from the rest, but I only have 2 heat lamps, so they don't have one. Do they really need it? They are inside and we keep the house at 70 degrees.

    ETA: They are 3 weeks old
     
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  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    If they're less than 8 weeks, yes, they do. You can use a regular bulb/lamp...just be careful!!
     
  3. yab

    yab Out Of The Brooder

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    when we had our chicks in the house, we didn't use a heat lamp either.. as there were only 4 of them, we cut a whole in the box and placed the bulb of a small table lamp through it and it worked perfectly
     
  4. wjallen05

    wjallen05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmm... well what we use now is a 60 watt bulb. It was 100 watts but they got too hot so I switched to 60.
     
  5. wjallen05

    wjallen05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here's a pic where you can see the light we use. This is the "too hot" pic.

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  6. yab

    yab Out Of The Brooder

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    that should work, if not, just distance the bulb a little more from the box
     

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