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Natural light in the brooder..

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sdaikus, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. sdaikus

    sdaikus Out Of The Brooder

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    The chicks are in the basement in a brooder my husband built. It's quite large so for now they are sectioned off so they stay warm. The problem is the basement has no windows where they are and they aren't getting any natural light! Is this a problem? If so how do I fix it without having to take apart the brooder he built and relocating it.

    They seem fine. Today, I noticed they are sleeping more than normal, but they also seem less stressed and used to their new home so I think it's just them settling in.

    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a heat lamp? As long as they have some light they will be fine. I doubt really leaving them in the dark would bother them much, but they would probably sleep more then normal.
     
  3. sdaikus

    sdaikus Out Of The Brooder

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    @OrganicFarmWife yes, I have a red heat lamp in there. Should I add a white one for day time?
     
  4. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you want to but it realy isnt nessisary. They do not need extra light, right now they just need to be warm and well fed.
    Only asking because i just lost half mine to it. What kind of waterer do you have?
     
  5. sdaikus

    sdaikus Out Of The Brooder

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    @OrganicFarmWife this is them when they first got home not in the brooder, but the water dispenser is in the corner of the picture. I put acv in their water to help decrease germs.
    Thanks for your help!
     

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