4 Week Old Chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Diedie, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. Diedie

    Diedie In the Brooder

    Jun 4, 2011
    I got 3-4 week old chicks. Do I have to keep the light on during the night. It is about 9oC during the night. They are not sleeping in the chicken run but in my garage in a box.
  2. LD Jackson

    LD Jackson Chirping

    May 1, 2011
    Roland, OK
    Quote:Just to be clear, surely you don't mean 90 °Celsius. That would be 194 °Fahrenheit. If it is 90 °F, I think that should be fine, as they are no doubt getting some of their feathers. How hot does it get with the light on?
  3. ChicksterJo

    ChicksterJo Songster

    Feb 19, 2011
    Grounded on Earth
    If you mean 9 degrees Celsius that is about 48 degrees F and that might be a little cold without the heat lamp. I would still turn it off, like you, because I want the chicks to get used to the dark but as long as they're in the garage and they're away from drafts they will be fine. They will most likely keep each other warm, and you can always put a blanket over most of the brooder to keep out some of the cold.
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    I would put a heat lamp if it is 9 degrees C.

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