No one will go under the ecoglow:( I had to fire up the heat lamp.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by gertsgal, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. gertsgal

    gertsgal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2010
    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I have tried tossing them (gently) under it and you would think i was trying to kill them.
  2. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2010
    Glasgow, KY
    If they are brooding inside your nice warm house, they're probably just NOT cold.

  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Have you taken the temp under there??? Also, was the eco there before you put the chicks in? Or were the chicks already there and then you added the eco ('cause chickens are always afraid of changes).
  4. JulzRuss

    JulzRuss Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 5, 2011
    Squaw Valley
    They will when they get cold. I have an ecoglow, and thought the same thing. Eventually, they make there way over to it. But my brooder was only 3 feet x 1.5 feet, small comared to others.
  5. GA_in_GA

    GA_in_GA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2011
    Southwest Georgia
    Quote:My chicks are night owls. They refuse to go under the Ecoglow until I turn off ALL of the lights! And even then, they sit under the edge like they are waiting for a party to start!

    I should add, I do run a heat lamp during the day but not at night. Have a 100 watt bulb in it, for just a little warmth.
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2011

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