RIR almost 4wks Old - Light at Night?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by swanny297, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. swanny297

    swanny297 In the Brooder

    Feb 28, 2016
    Hey all I have 6 RIR chicks that are almost 4 wks old I have a premier heater in their brooder and one end lit up with a 60w indoor flood light. Can I start to turn the light off at night? Right now they mainly sit under the light on their roost or on top of the premier plate so I am not sure if they like the heat from the light or just have gotten used to the top of the premier. Sometimes the sleep away from the light as well.

    Last edited: Mar 26, 2016

  2. ladyj02

    ladyj02 In the Brooder

    Mar 11, 2016
    Topeka, Kansas
    I've had my 6 RIR girls without a heat source since they were a little over a week old. They're now almost 4 weeks old and doing fine.

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