chicks in the coop-still need the light?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mener6896, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. mener6896

    mener6896 Songster

    Apr 21, 2009
    Noblesville, IN
    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!!
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    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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