This is my second year of raising chicks and I was just blown away this time around by an interesting phenomenon. In my large brooder I have 20 chicks and 8 ducklings. I have our heat lamp on a timer to better replicate a mother hen getting off her nest one in awhile and to regulate the heat. During the day it works great! At night.... Ohhh my... When it is dark and that light turns off the chicks and ducklings freak out. The ducklings start raising the roof with their panicked cries. Turn the light back on.....quiet. Turn it off, FREAK OUT. Anyone else seen this happen? How do you prepare to wean them off the heat lamp if they are scared of the dark? What a weird problem LOL.