Does a red heat lamp qualify as "added light" & when to take heat off?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Germaine_11.20, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    Idaho
    Hi, quail newbie here. I have 14 Jumbo brown's in a brooder, in the garage under a red heat lamp. They are 3 and 1/2 weeks old. I have been reading that at around 6 weeks they will lay eggs if they have additional light. Does the red heat lamp count?

    Also, how long do I need to leave the heat lamp on them? It is getting really cold at night this year. Around low 20's. Should I start pulling the light away? They just bask in it now, sprawl very comfortably under it. But I could really use it for my other chicks.

    Thank you for any help and advice.
     
  2. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    1. No Red Light Does Not Count For Artificial Light So Far As Stimulating Quail To Breed/ Lay--- Regular Light--- Either Flourescent Or Incandescent (mine Are Outside Under Led Xmas Lights Laying Like Mad Fools!)

    2. Once Fully Feathered They Can Withstand Quite A Great Deal Of Cold--- Start Slowly Backing The Heat Lamp Off Over 1-2 Wks And They Will Be Fine.
     
  3. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    Idaho
    This got lost on me somehow. Thank you for answering. I will do that.
     
  4. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

    Dec 22, 2008
    GR MI: TN bound!
    And adding that mine tend to start laying at 8-10 weeks old
     
  5. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

    Dec 22, 2008
    GR MI: TN bound!
    And adding that mine tend to start laying at 8-10 weeks old
     

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