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Basic Care

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Miss Chicken, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken In the Brooder

    Apr 19, 2008
    I have three chicks that are 2-3 weeks old and I'm wondering about having the heat light on all night. I notice that in the middle of the night they are all running around and being very active. Do they need rest time without the light on? If so, should I buy a red heat bulb for the night?

    Also, can I feed them something for a treat or should it just be chick starter?

  2. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    At that age they still need the heat from the lamp. Leave it on all night. They'll sleep when they need to with the light on.

    I wouldn't give any snacks at this young age.

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