When to start turning the chicks light off at night

My chicks are 6 weeks old, in a mini coop in my garage. It’s still getting into the 30’s-40’s at night where I’m at so I currently have them under a heat lamp every other hour overnight. They look like they are almost fully feathered. When can they go without the light?
When to start turning the chicks light off at night
When to start turning the chicks light off at night

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Lindsey Nicole Eary
Lindsey Nicole Eary

You could start weaning off the lamp now. Maybe just a few hours in the latest coldest part of the night to nothing. It probably warmer in the garage then outside too so honestly you could probably turn it off now and they would adjust fine.

Jade Hawk Hormell
Jade Hawk Hormell

I miss mine being that little… But I love my eggs and they are more fun grown..I kept mine on for about two weeks longer but I’m in Georgia so the temps were different and didn’t get as cold here..

Tara Bunke Meyers
Tara Bunke Meyers

I had mine off at that age and temp. If they are out of the elements and can huddle together, they should be fine.

Mareike Ellis
Mareike Ellis

Mine went outside at 6 weeks last year in March without heat but I had lots of straw to keep them warm. They usually cuddle when they’re cold

Cheryl Williams
Cheryl Williams

This is so cute. My chickens use to climb on.our chair by the back door in the window they are smart

Dan Norris
Dan Norris

Mine were about 4 weeks. Had a temp as low as 36 and they were fine. Had them inside without a heat lamp for 3 days before I put them out

Anne Arnold
Anne Arnold

Turn the lamp
Off and observe for a bit. You will be able to tell if they are u comfortable. They say 6 weeks or fully feathered but I don’t go by that. I e had babies 3 months old still
Crying when it was too cold. Just follow your best judgement. If they peep and won’t stop…they are too cold.