How Long Do Chicks Need A Heat Source?


AGE TEMPERATURE THINGS TO CONSIDER
0-7 DAYS 95 DEGREES F DON'T REMOVE FROM HEAT SOURCE
WEEK 2 90 DEGREES F GETTING MORE ACTIVE, MAKE SURE HEAT SOURCE IS SECURE
WEEK 3 85 DEGREES F BABIES CAN LEAVE BROODER FOR SHORT TIME IF WEATHER OR HOME IS WARM
WEEK 4 80 DEGREES F LET CHICKS SPEND MORE TIME AWAY FROM HEAT SOURCE, CAN GO OUTSIDE FOR SHORT TIME, KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON THEM
WEEK 5 75 DEGREES F IF HOME IS 75 DEGREES, HEAT SOURCE CAN BE TURNED OFF
WEEK 6 70 DEGREES F START GETTING CHICKS ACCLIMATED TO OUTSIDE.  THEY CAN SPEND ALL DAY OUT IF THE WEATHER IS WARM AND NOT RAINING
AFTER WEEK 6 READY FOR OUTSIDE!!