Do you need a brooder light in 85 degree weather?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by rhodiegal, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. rhodiegal

    rhodiegal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one of those infrared red lights in my chicken shed with
    my 2 1/2 week old chicks. They are supposed to be at about 80 degrees now. During the day it has been reaching about 85 outside and it is very hot in the shed with the brooder light on. Can I leave the brooder light off during the warm parts of the day or do they always have to have it on even if it is warm out?

    Thanks!
     
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    I have a couple outdoor brooder and I turn my light off on the during the day time. The chicks are only around 2 weeks old, they do fine.
     
  3. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    In the summer I generally have the light off mine by 3weeks. At most I'll run a 40 or 60w bulb until they adjust.
     
  4. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    Quote:That was what I was thinking Akane, put in a lower wattage bulb and leave it on. They will adjust on their own.
     
  5. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Turn it off, and open a few windows!
     
  6. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    Mine are just 10 days old and the two times I've left the brooder light off, I find them huddled in a corner. It's about 85 here in the day as well.
     

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