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i want to leave heat light on for injured bird, but worry about the others

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bj taylor, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. bj taylor

    bj taylor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    today my dog killed 10 of my 14 babies. one is injured pretty badly. she's in a nest box & i've got the heat lamp on her from their baby days (they're 8 wks old now). the other three who are ok - will they be ok with this light on in the coop or will it mess them up? it's directed so they can completely stay away from it, but i worry about there being a light on all night for them.
     
  2. bnjrob

    bnjrob Overrun With Chickens

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    I wouldn't think that there would be too much of a problem if it is a red bulb. Not sure if a white/daylight bulb would make them a little cranky so they wouldn't sleep.

    Is there a way to bring the injured one in the house for a bit? Then you wouldn't have to worry about the light bothering the others.
     
  3. woozle

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    At 8 weeks there shouldn't be a problem, but I would certainly get the infra-red bulb, not the white. A bit more expensive, but sounds like your dog has already cost you a bunch. Do fence them very securely! Your dog will always kill chickens. They don't give it up.
     

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