Light or no light?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by packinaglock, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. packinaglock

    packinaglock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our nights are only getting down to around 60 degrees for a low at night. I have some around 4 week old chicks with most of their feathers. Do I need to light them at that temp.?
     
  2. moduckman

    moduckman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as they are out of the drafts, it should be okay.
     
  3. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    I agree no drafts, and some good bedding to huddle up in and they should grow up strong and healthy.

    AL
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    We are still getting down into the 40s, I keep a (red) light on. I've noticed this time that my chicks (9 of the 12) are HUGE. I don't think I've treated them any differently than the McMurray chicks from last year (but then I used a white light) but these things eat like it's going out of style, drink like crazy and poop everywhere and at 2.5 weeks they look like they are almost fully feathered and they can fly!!!

    Only the marans and one CA leghorn are still smaller and have bits of fuzz. The other leghorns, the ameraucanas and the sussex are just huge.
     

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