the chicks pacifier

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by burnout95, May 4, 2016.

  1. burnout95

    burnout95 In the Brooder

    Apr 30, 2016
    Mayfield KY
    We all know the lighting is the chicks pacifier and thay half to be broken and trained. Yesterday I had a idea on training them. I knew it had to be done because there getting real close to being put in the coop. So I tryed it on my 6 week old chicks. All I did is put a peace of card bored over half of there container now I had it half dark and half light. I did that yesterday. This morning I moved the card board and made it more dark than light. I stayed about three hours in my chick nursery on the couch. Yes I put a couch in with my chicks I love watching them do there thing. But any way about an hour after I moved the card board to chicks went over to the dark Well when I done my last check on them low and behold thay all was asleep so i went ahead and turned there light off and backed up and all I heard was silence. Even after I left I didn't hear a peep.

  2. Rod-T

    Rod-T Songster

    Sep 23, 2015
    Deer park, Washington
    When chicks get old enough. . I use a timer.. so light only comes on at night when it's cold.. pretty soon after they don't even need that. Once feathered and old enough no light required.
  3. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    that's right! [​IMG]

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