Turning off heat lamp

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Amyh, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. Amyh

    Amyh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had an injured chicken several weeks ago that I had to isolate and move indoors until she healed. I reintroduced her to the flock about three weeks ago, but put a heat lamp up to help her transition to the outside temperature.

    I turned the heat lamp off (a red bulb) today. Will this cause a molt in my hens?

    Now that the light is off, will my young rooster stop crowing at 3:30am when it's completely dark? Or is this a typical rooster behavior?
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    It shouldn't cause a molt. Roosters crow whenever they feel like. Sometimes that means listening to them at 3 am. [​IMG]

    Good luck. Glad to hear your bird recovered.
     
  3. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Most like no, I don't see that happening

    AL
     
  4. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

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    hello.
    I dont think that will start any molting in your hens. Roosters crow when ever they want. I have one rooster, he crows in the morning, sometimes he just crows to tell me something. (like he wants him and his girls out of the run). [​IMG]
     

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