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What does a chick who has feathered out look like?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by _SouthAfrican_, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. _SouthAfrican_

    _SouthAfrican_ Out Of The Brooder

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  2. IloveTravis

    IloveTravis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They have most of thier feathers in, but they still have some down. My babies didn't completely feather out until they made it past the "teenager" stage.
    From the pictures I can't tel how big your chicks are- but as long as they are okay without the heatlamp, 65 degrees F should be fine.
    Don't quote me on it though [​IMG]
     
  3. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For summer time weather, around 6 weeks is fully feathered out enough to go out.

    For winter time, I wait until 8 weeks before taking away the heat lamp.
     
  4. _SouthAfrican_

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    Thank you [​IMG] they're 4 weeks old and they actually don't need the lamp. They're fine without it, but I felt like putting it on for them this morning.

    It's pretty warm here, being August and all, and I'm trying to figure out when to put them in the coop [​IMG]

    Thanks again!
     
  5. goldnchocolate

    goldnchocolate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and welcome! I'm from south central Mass, just outside of Worcester. [​IMG]

    It is on cool side here in New England today and they might need the heat lamp a little, especially tonight.
     
  6. _SouthAfrican_

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    Hi Cathy! Wow - we're practically neighbors. We're very near the junction of Rt24/Rt495

    I think that's what spurred me to put the lamp on for them this morning. It's the first "nip" I've felt in the air all summer. I dread this day because I know it's all downhill from here [​IMG]

    Thanks for the headsup - I will definitely put the lamp on for them at night.

    Approx how old would you say they need to be to go out in the coop in these NE nights? I would be able to put the lamp in the coop, if that makes a difference.

    So glad to have "bumped into you" here [​IMG]
    ~Caryn~
     
  7. newchickiefarmer

    newchickiefarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    My frizzle bantams are 5 weeks old today [​IMG] you can see one of em in my avatar to the left. Are yours bantams? Mine are, and they look only a little smaller than yours.
     
  8. _SouthAfrican_

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    They're standards [​IMG]

    Your little banty is cute!
     

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