Raising Baby Chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 4mcliftons, May 29, 2016.

  1. 4mcliftons

    4mcliftons New Egg

    Jun 14, 2015
    New to raising chicks and I'm not sure how much light they need. Any suggestions would be appreciated. What temperature do you keep them? All of them are around a week old.
  2. SueT

    SueT Overrun With Chickens

    May 27, 2015
    SW MO
    Chicks need to be kept warm, 95º the first week, and subtract 5º each week until they are feathered. So at a week old yours need about 90º. It is warmth they need and most people get it from lightbulbs, heat lamps etc. Some are using ceramic heat emitters which are like bulbs but put out heat and no light.
    There are innumerable forums on this site and there is the Learning Center. Just do a search on the top of the page for any subject you are needing to learn about. It is a veritable encyclopedia of chicken knowledge.
    Good luck and welcome to BYC!

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