Really are wondering if we should be doing this or not. When the heat light was no longer needed by the chickens, we turned it off. Needless to say we decided to unplug it, right before dark one evening. The chicks cried and sounded like they did when they were a few days old. I could not stand to hear them crying like they were scared to death. We then put in a regular low wattage bulb and they were fine. We have even tried to sneak down when they are sleeping and turn it off, they cry immediately. Are we ruining them by letting them have a night light? As soon as I turn the light on they start going into the coop from their run. We would like to eventually let them become free range, but worry that they won't return to the coop without the light. We have a long way to go before even trying to let them go loose for a few hours a day.