r chickens scared of the dark?

coldinnh

Songster
9 Years
May 13, 2010
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My girls went crazy when I turned out their light tonight. I haven't gotten then roost yet (just over a month old) and I am wondering if I need to wait until they are ready or get a dimmer or some sort of light that will gradually fade (is there such a thing)?
 

Momnpop2010

In the Brooder
9 Years
May 25, 2010
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0
22
I was asking about nests because there could be a rat or something hiding that is stressing the birds
 

chickenGRAFFITI

Songster
10 Years
Dec 18, 2009
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0
109
I thought the same thing initially so I had their ceiling light put on a dimmer and an infrared (red) bulb added over their feed. I keep the light on very low at night so that they can see if needed to move around or get a midnight snack. I did this when they were chicks and still do it a year later.
 

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