7 week question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by crooked stripe, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Songster

    Jan 14, 2008
    N.E Ohio- Suffield
    At what age can I turn off the lamps. It gets into the 30's at night and the 50's during the days. Most of the flock moves away from the lamps during the days. I noticed yesterday one of the hens was laying on the floor of the coop panting. I turned off one of the lamps and things turned back to normal. The temps at 5' are hovering in the lower 80"s. What should I do? John
  2. MRNpoultry

    MRNpoultry Songster

    Mar 2, 2008
    Gibsonville, NC
    I don't know when you can turn the light off. My hen was panting so I raised the light up.
  3. What about replacing the bulb with a lower wattage? Or, can you raise it?
  4. kevin2010

    kevin2010 Songster

    Mar 22, 2008
    tucker wv
    do you have a place for them to move out from under the lamp if not you should probably remove one of them thats what i did last year when i started off

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