Do they need a light in their coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Brie6895, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. Brie6895

    Brie6895 Songster

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    Chicks first night in their coop they are 9 weeks old. Was thinking about running to the store real fast and grabbing one of those you can stick on the ceiling, put the light bulb in, and they are battery powered.
     

  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    They'll be fine in the dark - they'll just go to sleep. Plus they won't pick at each other in the dark.
     
  3. MoonShadows

    MoonShadows The Jam Man

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    Almost 10 hours later now. How did they make it through their first night? I'm sure they were fine. I think everyone worries with their first group.
     
  4. oswald808

    oswald808 In the Brooder

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    a light in the coop will only make them over eat and stay awake...

    they will just huddle together and sleep [​IMG]
     
  5. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Crowing

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    I have never added extra light for my birds. I think it's important that they have a cycle of day/night. How did they do? the first few days are always an adjustment for everyone but usually all is fine.
     
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2013
  6. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Crowing

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