chicks in the coop-still need the light?

mener6896

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I've put my chicks in the coop, they are about 2 weeks old, I moved their brooder down to the coop. Do I still need the light? It only gets down to 70 degrees at night (I'm sure it's warmer inside the coop) but during the day, I turn it off because it was like 95 degrees today (central Indiana) very high humidity!!
 

ranchhand

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I'd recommend leaving the light on at night for another week or two.
The general rule is first week at 95F, reduce by 5 degrees per week. A red light will greatly reduce pecking, and be sure to monitor that temp. They can usually handle chilly better than too hot.
 

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