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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by LisaRimel30, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. LisaRimel30

    LisaRimel30 New Egg

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    I just got baby chicks and was told by one friend to turn the heat light off at night so they could sleep someone else told me to leave it on. What should i do? What is the best for my new girls
    Thanks Lisa
     
  2. Braclin

    Braclin KY Chicken Farmer

    Jul 5, 2010
    Owingsville,KY
    [​IMG] Leave the light on. They need the heat.
     
  3. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they need the heat lamp on 24/7 95 dehgrees first week then you can lower it by 5 degrees each week
     
  4. Dingleberry

    Dingleberry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep mine on 24-7 but provide a saller box to go iside to get out of the light . capri sun, box. you can do a heating pad for them at night too.
     
  5. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
    Under Your bed
    Absolutely leave it on. Chicks need heat when they are babies. With out it, they wont

    survive. Chicks sleep just fine with the light on. [​IMG] Once they have all their feathers,

    they can go with out a light.
     
  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Chicks need supplemental heat for the first few weeks of their lives, 24/7. If you turn off the heat lamp, where will they get that heat???

    I use an infrared heat lamp, so the light is red, which does allow them some darker time at night, unlike using the white heat lamps all the time.
     
  7. FMAFarms

    FMAFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't turn off the heat lamp!!!!! The chicks need the heat even more during the cooler night time than during the day. Use a red bulb to avoid bright blaring light at night, but don't turn it off unless you want chicksicles.
     
  8. LisaRimel30

    LisaRimel30 New Egg

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    Thank you soo much pics soon of my girls
     
  9. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
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    cant wait to see them! [​IMG]
     

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