light at night

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Wiktor, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. Wiktor

    Wiktor New Egg

    Jul 5, 2010
    I just bought 5 chicks today, 2 bared rocks and 3 road island reds. The only question I have right now is do I leave the heat lamp on over night? They are in the house.
  2. TrystInn

    TrystInn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2009
    Southern Arizona
    Basically you want to start them out in their first week after hatching at 90F and lower 5 degrees every week. They'll need the lamp for at least a month after hatching and however longer it takes until it matches your home at night.

    Picy goodness is necessary, yanno! [​IMG]
  3. JLS

    JLS Love my feathered babies!

    May 29, 2009
    My Coop
    [​IMG] TrystInn is right. They should be at 90-95 in their first week of life then reduced by 5 degrees each week till they can withstand 70 degrees. Have fun [​IMG]

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