is it ok to turn off lamp at night?

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

  1. chickhun

    chickhun Hatching

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    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 In the Brooder

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    How old are the chicks? They need 95 degreees the first week and down 5 every week after.
     
  3. I'm going to guess if they are in the house still they are to young to have the heat off.
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

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    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 Songster

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    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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