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Can baby chicks sleep with heat light on at night.

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Hi, i have 6 bb bantam chicks i dont know exactly what there age is but i had them for 1 month my guess i think they are about 2-4 months old.But its geting cold and i want to put a heat lamp in their chicken coop but i dont now if it prevents them from sleeping.

post #2 of 16

keep 'em warm!  use a red light.

post #3 of 16

At 4 months they should be all feathered out and shouldn't need heat. Just make sure they are acclimated to the cold. Don't just up and turn off the light one day. Slowly decrease the light/heat each day.

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Originally Posted by chick-in-florida 

keep 'em warm!  use a red light.


x2 - it's what I do and they do fine.

post #5 of 16

actually, if they need it they will all sleep under it.  if they don't, they won't.  just observe.

post #6 of 16

The red bulbs won't keep them awake, and they come in wattages as low as 50watts.  However, at this age, and depending on your temps., you might want to consider weaning them down/off temperature-wise, unless you plan on using a lamp/heat source all winter...

Caretaker of a lovely mixed flock including: australorp, plymouth rocks, wyandotte, d'uccles, silkies, EEs, andalusian, and a few seramas, plus a golden retriever, great dane, and three cats.  I always swore that I wouldn't succumb to chicken math.  I lied.
 

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Caretaker of a lovely mixed flock including: australorp, plymouth rocks, wyandotte, d'uccles, silkies, EEs, andalusian, and a few seramas, plus a golden retriever, great dane, and three cats.  I always swore that I wouldn't succumb to chicken math.  I lied.
 

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post #7 of 16

8 to 16 weeks old?  Really?

I know bantam chicks are a little more sensitive, but if they are over 8 weeks old, they should be feathered out and no longer need heat.  Wean them off the heat and allow nature to care for them by causing their feathers and down to develop to their fullest.

 

 

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post #8 of 16

They won't have any trouble sleeping with the lights on.

Imp

 

 

If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit,

for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.

All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.

 

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If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit,

for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.

All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.

 

       ― Chief Seattle

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post #9 of 16
Thread Starter 

thank ya:) .But im still a little woried because last years winter season i 2 of my bantams died.

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Originally Posted by omartorres 

thank ya:) .But im still a little woried because last years winter season i 2 of my bantams died.


You know your chickens best.
I have lights and heat in my coop to use,when I think it will help. Has not been a problem yet; and I'm going on 8 winters.

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If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit,

for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.

All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.

 

       ― Chief Seattle

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If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit,

for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.

All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.

 

       ― Chief Seattle

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