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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Arrelia, Mar 26, 2018.
what is the reason for a red lamp ?
It's a heat source. How old are your chicks? Unless they are older or you keep the room very warm they are probably going to need a regular heat lamp.
How old are the chicks?
two weeks old seem to be doing fine . i have a insulated roosting box in the hen house and was wondering if i should put them out there with a heat lamp my backroom office is really getting smelly.
Two weeks is way to young to be outside. Even with a heat lamp.
A red light helps to prevent pecking, has a calming effect. White light tends to make them go berserk!
Please don't put a heat lamp in your coop, they are a fire hazard. Every winter there are posts from members that have had a coop fire that cost them their entire flock (plus loss of the coop).
You might like to check out the Mama Heating Pad method of providing warmth to your chicks:
Mama Heating Pad in the Brooder (Picture Heavy) - UPDATE
Best of luck to you!
The others have answered your questions so that just leaves me to wish you a very warm welcome to BYC! There’s so many helpful, knowledgeable folks here and I’m sure you’ll find this site a very useful resource. I hope you enjoy it as much as we all do.
G'Day from down under Arrelia Welcome!
I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.
BYC has Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out. This one may be of particular interest to you:
Topic of the week - Brooding and supplementing heat for chicks
If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out
Including your general location on your profile will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.
You might want to also Find Your State Thread and pop in and say hello.
You may also be interested in these links:
Raising Baby Chicks Forum