Removing heat lamp

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by snewsome2, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. snewsome2

    snewsome2 New Egg

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    I have 14 chicks that are almost 4 weeks old. They are inside and I keep the house at 70 degrees. Do you think it would be ok to go ahead and turn the heat lamp off?
     
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  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs I Wanna Be A Cowboy Premium Member

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    They should be okay, expect some complaining initially.
     
  4. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd give it a shot during the day when you can monitor them for signs of being too cold.
     
  5. bbrierly

    bbrierly Out Of The Brooder

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    Just have to say I love the little roost you made for them :) pretty nifty... :)
     
  6. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    Yep. I had a 4 week old escape from me and ended up spending a 20 degree night outside. I figured it would be a goner, more than 24 hours later I saw it running free and caught it with no ill effects on the bird.

    Expect LOTS of noise and complaints when you turn it off.
     
  7. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

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    IMO, if using a heat lamp, it's a good idea to start turning it off for short durations as early as the first week. Mama Broody does not keep her chickies under her belly 24/7. After the first day or so, she's got them out running around with her at what ever temp the current weather pattern chooses to dish up for the day. And, that my friends, is just one more reason why I am so enamored with the heating pad brooding system.
     
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