In the Brooder
- Apr 22, 2014
at what age do you take the heat lamps off the chicks and take them outside for the first time, i am new to the chicken business so all comments are appreciated
You start your chickens out in a brooder (area) with the heat lamp on them. Put a thermometer in the bottom of the brooder and adjust the heat lamp closer or further away until the temperature is around a 100 degrees. Each week you lower the temperature 5 degrees. When your brooder temperature matches the outside temperature you can move them outside. The chicks should be almost fully featured as well.at what age do you take the heat lamps off the chicks and take them outside for the first time, i am new to the chicken business so all comments are appreciated
I have never used these types of brooders. However if it is going to be 90's during the day, you would not need to keep the light on. For 70's at night, yes you would still want to leave it on for heat, not necessarily for light.How does all this change with the brinsea brooder, you never turn the heat down. Do I need to keep a light shining in the room where they will be for the sake of light, not warmth. If it is going to be in the 90's during the day and 70's at night, can I put them in a sectioned off place in the coop before 6 weeks with the warmer right there with them?