Heat lamps and low temps

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by crooked stripe, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 14, 2008
    N.E Ohio- Suffield
    As long as the light is red can the chickens see it. When my birds where young I used a red heat lamp to keep them warm. Can I put a 100 watt red lamp in the coop to raise the temps a little and keep the water from freezing at night and not bother them? I hope I explained this so everyone understands. I also didn't know where to post this. John
  2. sunnydee

    sunnydee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 17, 2008
    I am new to chicks but from what I understand on here is that they can still see a red light............its just not as bright as it would be if a white light. I have a red light in my coop but only to extend the daylight hours for laying. If I leave the red light on after dark...they do not go to roost so I am thinking it is enough light to keep them awake.

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