How long do they need 24/7 lighting.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by harrisville chicken, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. harrisville chicken

    harrisville chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2009
    Northern Utah
    My four chicks are in my spare bedroom downstairs, have been for 2 weeks (their whole life). When can I start "lights out" and for how long each night. It stays about 65 to 70 degrees in there. The light is their main source of heat. I keep raising it an inch or so each day.
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2009
  2. ~*Sweet Cheeks*~

    ~*Sweet Cheeks*~ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Medford, Oregon
    They don't need light they need heat 24/7. Switch to a red heat lamp. Since your house is so warm, you can probably get a bulb for reptiles in the lower wattages.

    The red lamp will allow them to sleep better but still be able to see to eat and drink during the night.
  3. Eggie and Me

    Eggie and Me Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2009
    Southern California
    Our 7 chicks are 5 days old. All we've used is a reptile red light 100 watt. I tested it out for a few days prior to their arrival, and so far everyone seems healthy and happy.. As for light, we have the same "light" schedule, the sun and the moon... And all is sunny [​IMG]

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