Is the Heat Light Necessary 24-7 When In Kitchen

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lmdengler, Mar 31, 2018.

  1. lmdengler

    lmdengler Songster

    Jun 2, 2017
    Upstate New York
    Good Morning All
    I added the “in kitchen” to the title because it’s where I have them right now and that may be important information. There are 6 chicks and they are 3 weeks old. I have them in a large Rubbermaid tub with a heat lamp I keep rising so it’s not too hot. My question is - given they are 3 weeks and they are in the kitchen where my temp is about 68-70 do I still need the heat lamp on 24/7?
  2. getaclue

    getaclue Crossing the Road

    Jun 19, 2013
    Central Florida
    I would say yes, for at least another week. Then you can put it on at night. Make sure there is no draft.

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