is it ok to turn off lamp at night?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickhun, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. chickhun

    chickhun New Egg

    Apr 6, 2012
    Is it ok to urn off the chicks heating lamp at night so it isnt so bright for them and me? its 70 degrees in my house all day and night. also there are 3 chicks in the cage.
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2012
  2. MaaanMaaai

    MaaanMaaai Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 22, 2012
    How old are the chicks? They need 95 degreees the first week and down 5 every week after.
  3. SierraView

    SierraView Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm going to guess if they are in the house still they are to young to have the heat off.
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    Depending upon the age it may be okay but if they're still quite young you will need to keep the lamp on
  5. chkinut

    chkinut Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2010
    Leesburg, Ohio
    i use to do this and it worked just fine. i would wait till they were about a week old though.

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