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light/heat brooder question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by carolinasculpture, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. carolinasculpture

    carolinasculpture Songster

    Mar 21, 2010
    Hi! I have been trying to find out how many hours of light the chicks should have per day in the brooder. I have read a lot of older posts and know that the heat lamp needs to stay on, but in addition to the heat lamp I have a florescent lamp that I was pretty sure I used for a certain number of hours per day that changed from week to week. Does this sound familiar to any one? Anybody else have separate heat and light bulbs? Thanks!

  2. spotstealer

    spotstealer Songster

    Mar 11, 2011
    Poynette, WI
    I read that for layers a 14 hour or so "daylight" is premium for egg production. As far as in the brooder, assuming they are young chicks, I don't tthink they need extra "daylight". Mine just get the lamp and sunlight through the windows. Mine are now into their third week.

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