Raising baby chicks in a tropical climate

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by RobJones, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. RobJones

    RobJones Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in the Philippines and its hot and humid, I am thinking of expanding my flock with week old chicks can anyone tell me if I need to have lights at night for heat or is it warm enough.
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    New chicks need to be kept at a temperature of around 90-95*F for the first week, after which you reduce the temperature by roughly 5* per week until they are fully feathered. So if the ambient temperature is high enough you may not need to provide extra heat for them.
     
  3. RobJones

    RobJones Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Sumi and thanks for your help, appreciate it very much
     

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