Night Light

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dorkings, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. dorkings

    dorkings Out Of The Brooder

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    Our 4 week old dorking chicks are mostly feathered out and I am wondering if we still need to leave a light on at night if the coop is warm enough (above 70 degrees)? They have been out during the day for the last week and love it. Would love to show a pic of the little cuties but I'm new and have not figured out how to upload a pic yet. Thank you in advance.
     
  2. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and [​IMG]
    Your chicks should be okay without the light in that kind of temperature. They will probably need some kind of light while they get used to the dark. Chickens don't see well at night, so I always have a nightlight plugged into the wall. If your coop set up has electricity, try something like this. [​IMG]
     
  3. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. dorkings

    dorkings Out Of The Brooder

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    I and the chicks thank you. [​IMG]
     
  5. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are welcome! We want to see your chicks, so post pictures soon! [​IMG]
     
  6. dorkings

    dorkings Out Of The Brooder

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    I can't wait to upload some pics. I'm sure I will be able to soon.[​IMG]
     
  7. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used a fluorescent night light in my brooder with a sensor. It would turn itself on when it got dark in the house. They freaked out without it. Little dummies.
     
  8. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pics? [​IMG]
     

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