I guess I'm just not getting it, even with the earlier help from another post. How many hours of light do I give my chicks? I have read 24/7 light/heat lamp on for the first 48 hours to the first 7 days, then start turning the light off for 1/2 hour to 1 hour, keeping a nite light on. Do I taper down the number of light hours until reaching a goal, like 14 hours on, 10 hours off? Can anyone help me with a schedule? Much appreciated, I pick up my chicks Thursday and I'm starting to get a good case of the nerves.