light at night

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

  1. Wiktor

    Wiktor New Egg

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    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

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    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!

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    [​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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