Light on at night for baby chicks?!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Coturnix Quail, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. Coturnix Quail

    Coturnix Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need to know now before I sleep, should I leave the heat lamp on at night? This specific one is dangerous, so until I get a new one tomorrow, I turned it off, theyre in the boiler room, so are they gonna be ok? Theres 50 of them. Thanks!
     
  2. Binki

    Binki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope they're okay... They should be at 95 degrees for the first week 24/7 with cooler spots to move into if they want.

    How did it go?
     
  3. Coturnix Quail

    Coturnix Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah! They're all okay,but as I said in that post, one died probobbly of natural causes, because it was in the morning. :(
     
  4. Coturnix Quail

    Coturnix Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Another one died!1 Im getting scared now! :,(
     
  5. Binki

    Binki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :( are they maybe weakening/suffocating each other by piling up? How are they doing now?
     
  6. Coturnix Quail

    Coturnix Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, a few more died, but I got the right lamp and put it on at night and they're all doing well again!! I'll keep you updated! [​IMG] Wish me luck!!![​IMG]
     
  7. purslanegarden

    purslanegarden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The light lets them have light to eat whenever they want (growing babies etc) but also if it's the right kind of bulb, it can give them warmth, too, which they should have 24x7 for a few weeks. I typically find that at around 3 weeks old, their feathers have come in and they don't need the light on all the time as much as before. At that time, I start turning off the light in the night time to give them the simulated day and night cycle.

    They probably go outside to the real natural day and night time somewhere between 3-4 weeks old.
     
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2016
  8. Coturnix Quail

    Coturnix Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks!
     

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