unplugging heat lamp. will it hurt them?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ChickenLover200, Jun 22, 2016.

  1. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    So, I need to know if I can unplug the heat lamp in the brooder for my 2 1/2 week old chicks. They are way too hot and have been panting. I have been unplugging the lamp for 20 or so minutes a day because it gets so hot in my garage. Will it hurt to leave it off over night? I have one really tiny chick I'm mainly worried about getting too cold. Shes still the size of a four day old chicks. Please let me know ASAP
     
  2. bantamrooster

    bantamrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are your night time temps?
    How many chicks you have?
    We are in the 90s during the day and upper 60s to lower 70s at night.
    Ive had lights off completely for a few weeks.
    First batch was 2 weeks old. Second batch was a week old.
     
  3. bantamrooster

    bantamrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are your night time temps?
    How many chicks you have?
    We are in the 90s during the day and upper 60s to lower 70s at night.
    Ive had lights off completely for a few weeks.
    First batch was 2 weeks old. Second batch was a week old.
     
  4. Calebs Chicks

    Calebs Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just a thought, but I am in Florida, and use the mama hen heating pad method? Working great, and my silkies love it!
     
  5. ChickenLover200

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    Night time temps are varying lately from 50°-66°
    There are eight chicks total.
     
  6. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would leave the heat lamp off during the day and put it back on during the night. This is what I have been doing and it is working fine for me. My chicks are about one week old.
     
  7. ChickenLover200

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    Ok. Thanks! I'll try that!
     

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