heat lamps messing up schedule?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by skeeter03, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. skeeter03

    skeeter03 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2009
    I dont know but since we turned the dang thing on at night its a red light the rooster/s have begun crowing at like 1am
    and then all the hens start the egg laying song.
    kinda freaks me out when you wake up in the middle of the night to your chickens making noise cause I was told that they usually dont and if they are there is most likely something wrong!
    so I sit listening and usually I even get up in the chilly night with my flashlight and go peak at them.
    so is it the light being on thats doing this? or just some random occurance.
  2. ging3rhoffman

    ging3rhoffman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    We have an automatic light that comes on at 5am, i keep the heat lamp
    on during the day and then I turn it off at night. Our coop is insulated so
    the heat lamp does keep the water from freezing on the inside and does
    keep it warmer in there then it is outside. I keep everything closed up
    except for their pop door so that they can go out into their run whenever
    they want.

    My husband was afraid that we would mess up their schedule so we just
    turn the heat lamp off at night.

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