Are chicks afraid of the dark???????????????

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by momto2, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. momto2

    momto2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 5 week old RIRs and I've been leaving a light on at night in the coop. Will they hate to be in the dark??
     
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  2. goatkeepers

    goatkeepers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, they will be fine. In the wild they don't have a light. [​IMG]
     
  3. momto2

    momto2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!! This is new to me. I'm use
    to raising kids!!!
     
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    goatkeepers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're welcome. [​IMG]

    I think actually it might be somewhat bad for them to leave the light on at night. I know it makes adult chickens lay more eggs (since they think it's day time), but it's very rough on their bodies.
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    They may get upset when you first turn their light off and they may even pile up. In case of a pile up just make sure that nobody is getting crushed at the bottom of the pile (I'm speaking from experience here) and they'll get over after a few days.
     
  6. chicksinthemachine

    chicksinthemachine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They can't see well at night and all the noise does scare them.
     

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