Please Help! 4 week old chicks scared of the dark.

EKemper1

Chirping
May 2, 2015
26
0
52
Florida
I have three 4 week olds, they have lost most of their down feathers. The weather has been warm for the past few nights, and it is time to ween them off the lamp. It has been 75 degrees at night; too warm for the lamp.

However,they have been going through the days with out their lamp, but they get scared after sunset.

Any advice?
Their cries disturb our neighbor's dog.
 

pinkpeeps

Chirping
6 Years
May 28, 2013
31
3
62
Middle Tennesse
If they are getting some light try blocking it out. I know that might not make sense, but a lot birds will be silent if they are in *complete* darkness. Once they are use to the dark then you can let the moonlight or whatever type of artificial light they are exposed to in the coop or brooder.
 

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