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Light for chicks when using EcoGlow?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by StrawHouseRanch, May 18, 2011.

  1. StrawHouseRanch

    StrawHouseRanch New Egg

    Apr 15, 2011
    My chicks arrive next week, and I have an EcoGlow that I intend to use for their heat source. My question is, do they still need "light" at night? They will be in our garage (which is warm) under a big picture window so they will have plenty of natural light during the day, but it will be dark at night. It seems natural to me that it would be dark at night, but does the light at night do something else for them other than traditionally providing heat?
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2011
    Don't provide the light if you don't need for heat. It will be more natural and less of an adjustment when they move out into the coop. Good luck!

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