Lighting for 1 1/2 week old chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Babe77, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. Babe77

    Babe77 Songster

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    This is my first batch of chicks (arrived on June 9th, so thinking they are about 1 1/2 wks old) and I have a question about lighting. We have 20 chicks and currently have a 250 w. red light that allows us to keep the brooder at 90. The brooder is housed in our basement and the lighting in that room is fluorescent. We keep this on during the day and I am not sure if it should be kept on at night also or switch to a regular 70 w floor lamp or turned off completely.

    Thanks for any advice given..
     
  2. ArizonaNessa

    ArizonaNessa Joyfully Addicted

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    The bulb you have in the brooder will be fine at night. You can turn the other lights off. The white light won't hurt or help them either way. The main thing is the brooder temp, water, and feed. Good luck to you and your fuzzy butts. [​IMG]
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

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    Quote:What she said. Temp, feed and H20!!!
     
  4. Babe77

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    Thank you very much as I was not sure and knew that this was the place to ask. [​IMG]
     

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