Peachicks cry without a light

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by racuda, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    North Carolina
    I built a pen outside for my 6 week old peachicks. It is enclosed on 3 sides and they have been in it for a week. Since it has been in the mid 90's every day I though surely they didn't need any heat, especially during the day, but when I turn the light out they cry pitifully. It is a 75 watt light bulb hanging about 20 inches off the floor in a corner.

    Are they just resistant to change, or do they really need the extra heat?
  2. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

    Jun 10, 2010
    If they are crying as soon as you turn the light out, they're probably just making the pitiful lost noise because they can't see you or whatever "mom" is anymore (or feel it). Mine did this every night (and I'm a sucker and ended up cuddling them under my chin until they fell asleep... [​IMG] ). If they aren't huddling together for warmth, they are probably not cold, just pathetic [​IMG]
  3. Knix6468

    Knix6468 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2011
    Gaston Oregon
    can you replace it with a florescent light bulb, they get the light, and you only have to pay for 13 watts

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