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Baby Chick Heating Schedule

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What Should Be My Heating Schedule For New Chicks? Chicks are sensitive to cold temperatures and require a brooder designed to maintain optimal conditions. Baby chicks require the highest temperature immediately after they hatch and benefit from a slight reduction in temperature every week. Within 5 to 8 weeks, chicks should have all their adult feathers and be ready to join the other chickens in the coop. Let’s take a look at the optimal temperature schedule for your baby chicks and what can happen if the brooder gets too cold or too hot. The general rule is to start with...

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