chick lighting

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by timco, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. timco

    timco Out Of The Brooder

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    My wife and I bought 2 EE chicks(auracana?), 2 RI reds, and 2 barred rock chicks, just getting feathers from down. Should they get dark time? How much? We have a ceramic heat source and a seperate light source that can be timed. They seem to really doze off if we turn out the light for 1/2 hour. I should add that they are being raised in a pen in our basement on newspaper with a nesting box in the pen that has timothy hay in & around it. They all pile in the box when the light is off and really sleep harder than when sleeping w/ light on.

    Thanks, Tim
     
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  2. timco

    timco Out Of The Brooder

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    Is this a dumb question? Should the light be the heat lamp? We had it set up that way, but figured they would want some dark time to sleep...

    Thanks, Tim
     
  3. CUDA

    CUDA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just use a red heat lamp myself, it will still allow them to sleep properly. I don't recommend using a white bulb. Good luck!
     

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