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baby chick and the heat lamp

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by charlotte, May 14, 2008.

  1. charlotte

    charlotte Hatching

    May 14, 2008
    I am a first timer and I picked up my araucana chicks yesterday. I was wondering about the heat lamp. Do you leave it on day and night? Or should I get another source of heat so the chicks can get some shut eye? Also do chicks need a lot of sleep like other babies do?
    So far so good, any tips greatly appreciated!
  2. bangor777

    bangor777 Songster

    May 4, 2008
    HI, you leave the light on 24/7 (unless ambient temp varies, like keeping them outside in a warm climate). Chicks sleep and wake round the clock at this age. Congrats on your new babies!
  3. CathyB

    CathyB Songster

    Apr 6, 2008
    I kept my light on all night. They need that warmth at this age. Good luck with your new chicks!

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