When do you take away the heat lamp??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by <3ChickenForever, May 19, 2011.

  1. <3ChickenForever

    <3ChickenForever Fire Is Catching

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    I have 5 week old chicks and they'll be 6 weeks on Monday. When do you think I could take out the heat lamp. Plus the heat lamp is about 2 and a half feet up. Thanks for any help!
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    It's probably time, if you have large fowl. The weather is warming as we head toward the end of May. If you get a strange, cold night, say of below 50F this weekend, then perhaps a 90watt lamp to take the chill off, but that's about it. Allow them to adjust over a few days, and they will be super fine.
     
  3. <3ChickenForever

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    Okay! I will try that! Thanks!
     

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