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Chicks Sleeping

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Master S.M.C, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will the constant turning on and off of the brooder lamps affect the way the chicks sleep? I purchased a 1000watt temp controller that regulates a constant temp in the brooder by turning the light on or off, is this fine?
     
  2. dixiechick

    dixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's so funny. I thought that too. But they seem to seem to sleep just fine.
     
  3. seymojo536

    seymojo536 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's been my experience that chicks will sleep anytime, anywhere. It always cracks me up to see one walking and then boom, it's stretched flat out sound asleep.
    Depending on the size of the room you have the brooder in, I would think it would be next to impossible to have the heat high enough to kick the light off.
    We just hang the heat lamp so it's 90 degress at the surface of the shavings and leave it on 24/7.
     
  4. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No, that's not it. The heat shuts off to keep the temperature at a certain level
     
  5. seymojo536

    seymojo536 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is your brooder one of those metal ones that kinda looks like a tent?
     
  6. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no
     

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