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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by shotgun707, Nov 30, 2011.
can i raise a chick without a light but with a very warm box????
How is it staying warm and is the temperature stable?
i have it insulated with this stuff i bought from the store
I would monitor the box to make sure there aren't rapid temperature fluctuations before i added chicks.
why are you opposed to lights? i'm asking because if it's a safety thing, there's a thing called eco-glow (i have one) and it's awesome! highly recommended. much safer and it uses less energy.
also, i'd like to point out that chicks eat everything. so, if they have access to your insulation, they will eat it.
ive always had luck with a heating pad with a towl over it and the top of the box half covered in a towl.
...what kind of heat source are you planning on using? a simple insulated box is not going to be warm enough without a heat source of some sort. I raised my chicks with a ceramic heat emitter. It did not produce light, but it did produce heat. I used the ambient light in the room to mimic changing daylight.
We've always had a light for the first few weeks, but I guess it depends on how hot it is in their room, or where you live.
If they're showing any signs of being cold, such as loud cheeping or huddling together, you should get a light.