Can I turn off the light?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by D Moose, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. D Moose

    D Moose In the Brooder

    Apr 11, 2011
    I worry about the lights (fire hazard) when no one is home. Can I turn off the lights for 1 hour or less? Inside the house is 65-68 degrees. The chicks' wings are feathered, the ducks have no feathers yet.

  2. Lisa202

    Lisa202 Songster

    Aug 20, 2010
    Long Island NY
    how old are they? and what kind of light/bulb do you have on them?
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Crowing Premium Member

    At two weeks old, they still need a warm spot of 80-85 to warm themselves. At 3 weeks, an 75-80 degree warm spot is fine. The entire brooder should not be this warm, just the warming area.
  4. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Songster

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    If it is only for an hour, I say try it while youare home, and see if they act too cold. ?The ducks should be fine as they can tolerate cooler temps than chicks. So, after you try it, yo will know if it is possible for if you really have to leave.

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