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

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

  1. PatS

    PatS Songster

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

  3. OmaBird

    OmaBird Songster

    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 In 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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