Ordered new chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Mikee1948, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. Mikee1948

    Mikee1948 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do they need the heat lamp treatment indoors until the feathers start to grow or, since it will be July, can the they be locked up in the coop outside?
     
  2. Taylorhens

    Taylorhens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They need a constant temperature of 90-95 degrees (day and night) for the first week, so assuming it's not that warm at night where you are, they're going to need to be in some kind of temp controlled environment.

    After the first week, decrease the temperature by 5 degrees each week for the first four weeks. So week 2 they need 85-90, week 3, 80-85, week 4, 75-80. At what point you can put them outside depends on what your low temperature is at night where you live.

    There is a great post in the frequently asked questions called "Raising Chickens 101". You should check it out. It will give you all the basics of chick care.
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