They don't need a light, right?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by stone_family3, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicks are 4 weeks old, so that means nothing below 75 degrees. If the house doesn't drop below 75 they don't need a light right?
     
  2. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2009
    They would probably be fine without one. I'd wean them off of it slowly, though. Leave it on at night and off during the day, or somesuch. This should encourage them to feather out a little more quickly and they'll be able to handle it easily. In a few days they should be fine without it. [​IMG]
     
  3. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay average temp is 81-95 during the day and then about 75 during the night (in the house). They're living in a cage in the coop during the day and in the house at night (average night temp has been between 59-65)
     
  4. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2009
    Oh, if they're all ready spending time outside, then they're definitely ready to be without the heat lamp. As long as there are enough of them to snuggle if they get a little chilled--go for it!
     
  5. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I only have three. They do snuggle, but I'm kinda paranoid I'll hurt them.
     

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