So, here's the question for the poultry experts: How much light do chicks need? This is in reference to actual light, not heat. I have 5 chicks in a 3 x 6' tractor in an unheated daylight basement with a red 250 watt bulb in a reflector for heat. To retain heat, the tractor is closed in with cardboard and styrofoam, old quilt on top, so essentially the only light they are getting is from the bulb. I am wondering if this is enough light to meet their needs, or if because the light is red, and more subdued, is it possible that they are not getting enough light to stimulate their activity and appetite properly?? These chicks will be joined this weekend by 6 more who are 11 days younger. I will use an other red bulb and place a wire divider between the 2 groups until the younger ones have a little more size on them.