Question about brooders and brooding lights

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Pinky, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long should I keep a brooder light on my chicks?
    When should they be old enough to go in an outdoor coop and run? And should I have perches in the brooder?I usually let my hens do all the caring for chicks but I bought these chicks.
     
  2. birdsofparadise

    birdsofparadise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Week one, start at 95 degrees. Drop the temp 5 degrees per week. After 6 weeks, you should be at about the ambient air temperature during the day. At that point, I switch to a 100 watt heat lamp and only use it at night to prevent it from dropping after dark. When the chicks are fully feathered, usually 8 - 12 weeks, you can turn them out to be on their own.
     
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Quote:I agree.
     
  4. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the tips.I didn't want to cook my chicks under their brooder light.
     

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