Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by John01, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. John01

    John01 In the Brooder

    Jan 27, 2008
    I have my 6 3 day old chicks in a metal tub in the basement under a red heat lamp. Should I do anything in conjunction with this to provide white lighting? I do leave the basement fluorecents on during the day but they are not directly in the area of the chicks and it is kind of wasteful if they do not benefit.
  2. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Welcome to BYC!

    I don't think you really need any other light. When our chicks were little they were in the feedroom in old watertubs with heatlamps. No other light. They were fine.
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2008

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