When do I take the heat off?!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by little chirpers, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. little chirpers

    little chirpers Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 16, 2010
    I have a few baby chicks and they are 3 weeks old almost 4 when should I let them outside or turn off the heat lamp?!
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2010
  2. Hens4Fun

    Hens4Fun Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 18, 2009
    Sacramento, California
    Where are you located? It would depend on the temperatures ... and it helps if they are they are fully feathered to help keep them warm. Mine were fine without a heat lamp at 6 weeks, but I'm in Southern California and the temperatures were in the 50s at night and they were feathered.

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