Poults in the house -- when can I turn off the light?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by PatS, May 19, 2010.

  1. PatS

    PatS Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Northern Califonia
    I'm wondering at what age it is okay to turn off the light at night to get the poults used to day/night (and keep the noise down)! We did it at about three weeks with our chickens, I think. It doesn't get colder than 68 degrees.
  2. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    When the temp under the light is the same as the outside they don't need it.

  3. OmaBird

    OmaBird Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 10, 2010
    CA High Desert
    I keep a space heater in my broody room set at 75 because I have birds of all ages and my night times are sill cold. I do not want them to pile and die if they get cold. My youngest have lights. Durring nice weather they go out in the sun in a large tub.
  4. Paulo515

    Paulo515 Out Of The Brooder

    May 15, 2009
    We have three 11 day old turkeys in a tank that has a reptile heater under it, we started turning off the light three days ago. They seem to be doing just fine and we can sleep now.

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