REMOVING HEAT LAMP

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by INNOCENT85, Feb 20, 2017.

  1. INNOCENT85

    INNOCENT85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    AT WHAT WEEK IS THE BEST TO STOP USING THE HEAT LAMP?MY CHICKS ARE NOW 4 WEEKS OLD AND I WANT TO STOP USING THE HEAT LAMP IS IT RIGHT OR ?
     
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How cold is it where you live?
     
  3. INNOCENT85

    INNOCENT85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well am in ghana now,the weather now is hot we would enter the cold season from june,they are almost fully feather now ???
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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    Whilst i do brood indoors, I remove the heat source at 10 days and its likely to be significantly cooler and less humid where i live, so yep, your chicks may not have needed additional heat for some time.
     
  5. INNOCENT85

    INNOCENT85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    okay cos i also brood indoors
     
  6. caboodleschicks

    caboodleschicks Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd wait 2 more weeks. Just to make sure they will be warm. I have three 9 week old buff Orpingtons and they are outside, happy and healthy. They are also fully feathered.

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    Last edited: Feb 22, 2017
  7. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

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    They should be good to go. Many people turn off the heat at 3 weeks if the chicks are in the house. You can always give them a huddle box.
     
  8. INNOCENT85

    INNOCENT85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THANKS
     

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