When To Take The Heat Off?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Padfoot417, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. Padfoot417

    Padfoot417 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey all,
    kind of a dumb question,but it's been awhile since I've done the chick thing and I no longer have my books because I gave them to a friend.
    When can I start taking the heat lamp farther from the chicks?
    They're only about a week old,but I want to be prepared.
    I can't remember these things anymore!!!
    When can I completely remove the lamp?
    Any help is greatly appreciated!!
    Thank you!!!
     
  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    There are no dumb questions!

    You can move back the lamp so the temperature drops 5 degrees F each week.

    You can remove the lamp when the lamp distance does not change brooder temp, OR when they are fully feathered.

    Week 1 = 95*f
    Week 2 = 90*f
    Week 3 = 85*f
    Week 4 = 80*f
    Week 5 = 75*f
    Week 6 (might be fully feathered by now) = 60*f (which is also coolder then where my brooder is.
     
  3. Padfoot417

    Padfoot417 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    okay!!thank you soooo much!!! :)
     

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