I would like to move my 15sq' plywood brooder and 17 chicks (3 x 1 1/2 wks 14 x 2 1/2 wks) to our insulated but unheated attached garage. They have been inside since I got them 3 days ago but I'm wondering if it will be ok to put them in the garage as we are having house guests for a few days. The next few nights temp will low at 33,39,35,42,48,48
I have been using one 250W red heatlamp. If I buy another one today and have two hooked up will they be enough to keep the temp at 85-90 for the babes? I can cover around 70% of the brooder with plywood safely to keep some heat in. I made the brooder floor raised an inch off the ground and is 1/2 " plywood and linoleum with 2" pine shavings. I don't want to do this move today if it's a waste of time so I'm hoping there is someone out there who has tried this before!
Thanks for any input!