When to remove the heat lamp?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by DragonClaw01, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. DragonClaw01

    DragonClaw01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have chicks more than a month old. They are growinf fast and have a lot of feathers. I picked up banties at the store and are too small to run the the biggies.

    I am setting up the brooders outside, sheltered. It is Texas and the high is 77, very sunny.

    Can they go outside now?
     
  2. DragonClaw01

    DragonClaw01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can also put a heat lamp outside.
     
  3. DragonClaw01

    DragonClaw01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of the stores bantams is also injured, and stores arent going to handfeed a $3 chick.

    I got it for free, but it's weak and small and picked on.
     
  4. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    awww I sure hope you can help it!! poor thing!!
     
  5. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

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    What are your nightly temps? Is there a way that you can fix a heat lamp in the coop with the older chicks just in case they needit at night?
     
  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Let It Snow Premium Member

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    You usually start brooding chicks at about 90 degrees, lowering it by 5 degrees a week until you chicks are fully feathered at around 8-10 weeks or brooder temperature is the same as outdoor temperature.
     
  7. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will be fine outside if you can provide them a light/heat at night for those colder nights.
    Our lows have been in the 40s, but come Monday, my new kids (2 weeks old next week) are getting the boot to the patio as the night time temps will be in the upper 50s and 60s starting next week. The've been spending a bunch of time outside when it is 60's and sunny and spent most of today out there.
     

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