questions about a heating lamp

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kaileen20, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. kaileen20

    kaileen20 Out Of The Brooder

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    My chicks are almost 3 weeks old and I was wondering how old they should be when I don't use the heating lamp anymore? Sorry for the dumb question, I'm new at this!
     
  2. kaileen20

    kaileen20 Out Of The Brooder

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    Also they seem to stay away from being under it now..they stay in their coop in our garage so its a little warmer in there but at night it gets old this time of year.
     
  3. MrsBachbach

    MrsBachbach Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wait a few more weeks. Are they inside a brooder box, or out in an unheated coop? Just make sure they have a large enough area to get away from the light if they get too hot and in an area where they are out of the wind/weather or can get out of the weather. Chicks are usually fully feathered and able to do without additional heat by 6-8 wks of age depending on the breed.
     
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  4. kaileen20

    kaileen20 Out Of The Brooder

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    They are in a coop with their heating lamp in our garage, its pretty well insulated
     
  5. kaileen20

    kaileen20 Out Of The Brooder

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    I turned their lamp off today. Because they seem to avoid It so I thought they where getting too hot
     

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