Gabi903

In the Brooder
Jun 17, 2017
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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.
 

Dmontgomery

Songster
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Apr 1, 2014
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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.
 

lazy gardener

Crossing the Road
7 Years
Nov 7, 2012
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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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