Well...my babies are in the dark

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by gale65, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    After reading about how someone's red heat lamp exploded it was all I could think about. I ordered the ceramic type and in the meantime used a plain 75W bulb. I hated to have them up all night though (they did sleep some but I wonder if they slept enough with bright white light shining all night) so tonight I put the ceramic one in and no light (I can only plug in one thing at a time out there). I read all over first to make sure and saw that they don't really need the light so hopefully they are ok. (I left light on until about 1 am and then it gets light around 6 am).

    Off to go check on them...again. [​IMG]

    btw they are just about 2.5 weeks old.

    eta: it is just under 80 in there and they are flat out asleep all over the place-not snuggled up like usual. I have the heat lamp as far away from the floor as it can get so I hope that isn't too warm for just a few hours.
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2011
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    If they are not piling, they are fine.

    Go to sleep. [​IMG]
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop

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