I have a silky baby chick who is now 4 weeks old.
We live in the UK and its really cold outside (just had snow) so I think she'll be indoors with us for a while.
She's in her own brooder box which we've had a heat lamp in- started at 90 degrees, it's now down to 70.
As it's so cold outside we have the heating on so its pretty warm in here at the mo.
Wanting to try get her into a sleeping at night routine, is it OK to turn the lamp of during the night so that's dark or with her only being 4 weeks old does she need to be eating & drinking through the night still??
Also she has learnt to tuck her head behind her wing to sleep but doesn't do it very often. She tends to dip her head forward then as she nods it wakes her again so she seems to be sleeping for maybe 30 seconds at a time.
I know how grouchy I am after not having a goodnights sleep - are chickens the same??
Is there anything I can do to try encourage her to sleep with her head tucked behind??
**I know its a lots of questions but I'm new to being a chicken owner so would appreciate any advice xx