heat lamp or not?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Kathy1, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. Kathy1

    Kathy1 Songster

    I have 2 RIR's that are nowalmost 3 weeks they have alot of feathers, and at night I have had their heat lite on.
    Well they fly now and in the morning I find them out of the box and away from the lite. I have moved it raised in and also put a 60watt bulb in, I think that they do not want to have the lite on. Is it safe to try tonite without the lite? What would be the worst that would happen? They are not sleeping under it now at all.

    They are in a small closed room with no ac or fan so it is warm inthere
  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Crowing

    Mar 5, 2007
    they should have some kind of heat until their about 6 weeks, maybe just switch 25 watt.
  3. Kathy1

    Kathy1 Songster

    Thanks I will get one tomorrow
  4. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    Apr 22, 2008
    As long as your brooder is large enough that they can get away from the light, I would continue to have it in there just in case. Perhaps put in a less powerful bulb or paint it red to make it a little darker.

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