Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Jennym, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. Jennym

    Jennym Songster

    Apr 10, 2008
    Hi everyone [​IMG] I have six five week old hens and shut the red heat lamp off today. It was way too hot for it. Still too hot to turn back on, and probably will not. They are in my garage that is quite cool in there. Although I did put a floor fan in there to circulate the air around. I had the garage doors open all day and it stayed cool. Should I leave a regular light on at night or off?
    So hot out today - I'm pooped!
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    If it's warm enough, just leave it off. Mine lose their light at that age and are kicked outside even if it's 40 at night.
  3. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    By 8 weeks mine go without a light. Last summer when I brooded chicks I gave them a 100 watt light bulb for warmth on the cold nights.

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