When to Take Away the Light?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Faverolle Queen, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. Faverolle Queen

    Faverolle Queen Out Of The Brooder

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    When do the chicks not need a light anymore for warmth? My chicks are 12 days old. Two of them are starting to roost on their feeders. Should I put roosts in their brooder for them or is it too early to do so?
    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.[​IMG]
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    They need heat until they are fully feathered - no more tufts of down ANYWHERE on their bodies, usually 10-12 weeks.
     
  3. ChandlersChickens

    ChandlersChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a roost in my brooder before my chicks went in there. I just didn't take it out from when I had my older chicks in there. They started roosting when they were about 1-2 weeks old.
    I would probably go ahead and put something in there for them to roost on.
     
  4. Faverolle Queen

    Faverolle Queen Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks guys!!! Sure appreciate the quick replies.
     
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    No problem!! [​IMG]
     

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