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

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    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.
    Thanks!
     
  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.

    Steve
     
  3. OmaBird

    OmaBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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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