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Light source for newly hatched chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by LJordan, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. LJordan

    LJordan In the Brooder

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    We have 3 chicks that hatched on Feb 2nd. I am using a ceramic heat source so there is no light output and because of the cold snap with heavy cloud cover as well as the short days I'm worried the chicks aren't getting enough 'day light' to be eating sufficiently. Any thoughts, ideas or recommendations?
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  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    dont you have elect.? if not maybe a solar light? what are your chicks btw, they look like some i hatched today.
     
  3. LJordan

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    We have electricity, so I can easily add a light on a timer, I just wasn't sure if this was necessary or not.

    They are french black copper maran chicks :)
     
  4. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    i think it would be best to have them as close as possible to nature as you can and that includes the light. they also only eat when it is day time. they may not be getting all they need. they are cute chicks but not what i have because i had no marens in my flock.
     

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