**When do silkie chicks come off heat ???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Daniel_2kaii9, Sep 21, 2009.

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  1. Daniel_2kaii9

    Daniel_2kaii9 Songster

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    hey, can enyone tell me when silkie chicks can come off heat ?
    mine are 5 weeks old Thanks
     

  2. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Songster

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    Well, it all depends on weather---mine come off heat around 8 weeks. Now if it's cooler at night, I turn a heat lamp on them for about 3 weeks more, but that's it. [​IMG]
     
  3. jimnjay

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    Same an anyother chicken, when they are fully feathered usually around 7 weeks. You reduce the temp 5 degrees each week so they only need to be kept at 65 now. If your nights are warm still they should be ok but I always leave the light at night till they are around 8 weeks.
     
  4. Daniel_2kaii9

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    do u have 2 keep the light on at all times ?
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Daniel, contact terrielacy as soon as possible and stop posting until you do.
     

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