Help! Lamp on all night?

ApplemanFarm

Hatching
5 Years
Apr 19, 2014
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Hello! I'm new here and a new chick mom! We got six buckeyes today. They are three weeks old. Do I leave the light on all night to keep them warm?
 

Fred's Hens

Crowing
Premium member
9 Years
Yes.

But, at three weeks, they likely won't need a 250Watt type infrared bulb. Those draw so much power and at this point, the weather most places is getting pretty warm and at 3 weeks, they would do fine with a smaller wattage, red bulb.

I use these, found at all the Big Box stores like Home Depot, Lowes, etc. The come in 100 watt and other wattages.



As always, make sure your chicks have a cool area to move to. Chicks self regulate, by moving in or away from the hot spot. To do this they need cooler areas of the brooder.
 
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