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Chicks prefer lamp to EcoGlow?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by fightingbunny, Jun 8, 2017.

  1. fightingbunny

    fightingbunny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know why my chicks all prefer staying under a heat lamp instead of going under the EcoGlow? I put both in because I have 22 chicks and I didn't want risk anyone being pushed out into the cold. Now I have no chicks going under the EcoGlow!! Is there something I can do to encourage them to go under it?

    Thanks,
    Jenn
     
  2. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Is the EcoGlow the correct size for that many chicks? If so, shut off the lamp. You might have to push a few under but they should get the idea pretty quickly.

    In nature, the sun goes down or it's a cloudy day and the chicks seek their warmth from their hen (electric or otherwise). But, on a sunny day, they may just bask for a warm-up. That's what you're seeing -- it's forever sunny in your brooder.
     
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  3. IZZYBELLA

    IZZYBELLA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am interested in seeing answers to this because I have been contemplating an EcoGlow.
     
  4. 1TurkenLover

    1TurkenLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X2 TOO MUCH SUN, IF EcoGlow is Correct size for amount of chicks. Loose the heat lamp. Put regular Light bulb instead. put on timer, OR turn Light on - off as Sun Shine. It'll give them sun light & EcoGlow gives Heat they can come and go as needed. . .
     
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