Heat lamp on all night?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SaltLife4Life, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. SaltLife4Life

    SaltLife4Life Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 15, 2012
    I'm new at this...
    I just got five beautiful barred rock chicks today and I'm curious as to whether I should leave their heat lamp on all night? Will they get too warm if I do?
  2. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2010
    Forest Grove, OR
    It's okay to keep your heat lamp on all night as you need to keep the brooder at a certain temp. Red light is best, IMO. Make sure they have enough room in the brooder to get away from the circle of light if they need to and they will self regulate..
  3. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    X2. They will get too cold if you don't leave it on, small chicks always need to be able to get under the light and warm up. Unless your brooder is very small and they have no room to get out of the heat. As long as your light is high enough to maintain the right temps and not get the brooder to hot and as long as they can move away when they want to, they'll be fine.
  4. Lizab1205

    Lizab1205 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 5, 2013
    I leave my heat lamps on 24/7 for about 2 weeks... or until feathered then i shut them off... However i keep my babies in my house so they don't ever get cold but if you have them in a barn i would reccomend leaving it on for much longer. Then you would want them to have some size to them
  5. Heat lamp on at all time for at least 2 weeks
  6. SaltLife4Life

    SaltLife4Life Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 15, 2012
    Great advice guys!! Thanks! I still have my chicks under heat and it's been about 2 weeks. We've had a little cold snap the last couple days so I'll probably still keep them in until that's over.
  7. farmer12

    farmer12 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2012
    good idea

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