When do emu chicks stop needing a heat lamp and when to go outside?

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by Sumatra503, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. Sumatra503

    Sumatra503 Kozy Orchard Farms

    Sep 24, 2010
    I have my little emu chick and he/she is getting pretty big now. The chick is about 3 weeks old now and doesn't seem to be using the heat lamp as much.

    When do Emu chicks stop needing a heat lamp? When can they safely go outside? And what temperature is too cold for them once outside?

    It is still cold here at night and occasionally still freezes, so i won't be putting the baby outside for a while. Just wanting to know when I can so I can plan ahead a little bit.
  2. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Mine were hatched March 10, and they spend alot of time outside. They follow us everywhere. Ohhh, and they love bathing in tubs of water, too. Night time I have them inside a garage in a makeshift pen, but have not turned on the heat lamp the last few nights. It has been nice weather here though.





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