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Once the chicks are properly feathered and they are acclimated to the ambient temperature outside the brooder box. Temperature in the brooder box should be near incubator temperature for at least 36 hours after hatch and can be reduced by 5 degrees F every week until it reaches about 70F. after that they can be introduced to the chicken coop or at least the heat lamp can be turned off.

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well we bought our chicks at 1 week old and the people said they needed to be under a lamp for at least another 2 weeks ours are now 10 weeks old and are still under the lamp! So maybe 4-5 weeks

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