Brooder light query

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by farmer_lew, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. farmer_lew

    farmer_lew Hi-Tech Redneck

    Jun 29, 2010
    In the hills
    How long do I keep the light on the brooder? Shouldn't they get used to it being dark at night? At what age should the transition process begin?
  2. ddroland

    ddroland Chirping

    Oct 15, 2010
    Eastern PA
    Raise your brooder lamp a couple inches every week after hatching, or 5 degrees/week if you have a temperature controlled brooder. If you turn it off the temperature will plummet and you will most likely kill your chicks. Nothing wrong with it being light all the time, they sleep when they feel like it.

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