Hi All, I have kept my heat lamp on 100% since we got the chicks. I have raised it up a bit since they were brand new. We have a large brooder so they can escape from the heat easily. I think their brooder ranges from about 85-74 with the heat lamp staying on... Now that most will be turning 6 weeks, I want to make sure I condition them for outside. I turned the heat lamp off for a few hours the other day and they huddled together like it was too cold (and my house was set at 70). I dont know if it was just coincidence or if they truly were that cold... but now I am afraid to turn off the light on days when I wont be home to watch them... I am worried that it might shock them to turn it off for long periods but most of them have their feathers already.... Am I just paranoid or did I really mess up not turning the light off more times during the earlier weeks? I feel like I enabled them with the heat! please help. My Oldest girls will be 6 weeks on saturday (4.7.18) and the youngest will be 4 weeks tomorrow.