Light

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Tcooper, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. Tcooper

    Tcooper New Egg

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    I am running a infra red heat lamp all the time will it affect the chickens, I can get up late at night and they are running around.is this to much light?
     
  2. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    It depends sometimes they will be fine and sometimes in a case like happened to me they won't. I had my light on for my chickens till they were like 10 weeks on for 24 hours a day... then I put them on a timer and they were afraid of the light I lost 2 chickens from running into a wall and breaking there necks.
     
  3. Tcooper

    Tcooper New Egg

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    Thanks for the advice hate it you lost some chickens it don't seemed to bother mine they are laying good and all. Thanks again. Coop
     
  4. icthus

    icthus Out Of The Brooder

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    I did it once. Never again. I was keeping a heat lamp on 24/7 above their water. After a while they started eating the feathers off of each other while on the roost. I read somewhere that they need a certain amount of darkness every night or they will start getting nutty.
     

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