Do your chicks in the brooder, sleep in the dark?

LauraG

Songster
9 Years
Apr 13, 2010
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Upstate, NY
Ok, I know this is a dumb question, but--

I have 5.5 week old chicks & due to the temps havent needed their red heat lamp on at all the last week or so. I had been putting the regular light on at night so that they could still see to eat.

Well, they will be in their coop soon & it will be much darker at night, with no lamp on at night, I wanted them to get used to sleeping in the dark.


So I put a little, tiny night light on in the room, shut out the floor lamp last night, and boy did the peeping begin!!!

When do y'all get your chicks sleeping in the dark, or am I doing something wrong?
 

watersoflethe

Songster
9 Years
Apr 28, 2010
251
1
119
Corona/Mira Loma CA
yup
once their brooder lamp is gone they only have natural light to live by. so they have darkness when its dark out..
just put them in a different room and ignore them. they will stop
 

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