Lamp question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Gabi903, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. Gabi903

    Gabi903 Just Hatched

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    I recently got baby chicks. I have a 150 wats red brooder lamp. I turned off the light at night , is that bad for the baby chicks? I turned it off because I don't want a fire to occur.
     
  2. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Overrun With Chickens

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    how old are they?
     
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  3. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Overrun With Chickens

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    as long as nothing flammable is next to the bulb...or touching....
     
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  4. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Overrun With Chickens

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    yes it is bad for them if they don't have feathers yet...just fluff.....
     
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  5. Dmontgomery

    Dmontgomery Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    They need to stay warm, depending on their age. If it warm enough in the brooder they don't need the light at all.
    Heat lamps can be a fire hazard if not properly used, but the chicks can die if they get too cold. There are other ways of heating the brooder. Do a search in the forums for "mama heating pad" to see an alternative.
     
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  6. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    A fire is just as likely to occur during the day as it is during the night. If your set up is SAFE, it doesn't matter whether it's day time or night time. Your chicks need the APPROPRIATE amount of heat 24/7. In the summer heat, it's much easier to over heat them. IMO, more chicks die from over heating than being kept too cold.
     
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