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What should the temperature in the brooder be for new chicks?
Edited by cglessner - 5/28/14 at 4:30pm
post #2 of 7

Start out at 95 degrees. Each week lower it 5 degrees. By a month, the heat should be removed. Good luck!

"Let God have you and let God love you. And don’t be surprised if your heart begins to hear music you’ve never heard and your feet learn to dance as never before.” -Max Lucado

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"Let God have you and let God love you. And don’t be surprised if your heart begins to hear music you’ve never heard and your feet learn to dance as never before.” -Max Lucado

"You have searched me, Lord and You know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; You perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; You are familiar with all my ways." -Psalm 139:1-3
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post #3 of 7
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Thanks so much!!! I'll need all the luck I can get. I am so nervous about trying this. Chicks come tomorrow. I have 3 broody hens setting in laying boxes. Would it be feasible to slide the chicks in under the hens? I just got 4 hens 3 weeks ago, my first chickens ever.
post #4 of 7

As long as the chicks are a few days old. Also, as long as the hens are serious about being broody will they except the chicks. If the hens raise the chicks, you don't need a heat lamp. Feel free to ask any other questions!:D

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/guide-to-letting-broody-hens-hatch-and-raise-chicks

http://www.fresh-eggs-daily.com/2013/05/annie-and-her-chicks-hatching-eggs.html

"Let God have you and let God love you. And don’t be surprised if your heart begins to hear music you’ve never heard and your feet learn to dance as never before.” -Max Lucado

"You have searched me, Lord and You know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; You perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; You are familiar with all my ways." -Psalm 139:1-3
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"Let God have you and let God love you. And don’t be surprised if your heart begins to hear music you’ve never heard and your feet learn to dance as never before.” -Max Lucado

"You have searched me, Lord and You know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; You perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; You are familiar with all my ways." -Psalm 139:1-3
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post #5 of 7

Mine are a week old. I lowered the temp and they are acting cold. One even started sneezing. Up the temp back to 95 and they are happy. Could I move them to the garage. Our temp was 89 today?

 

Sorry to hijack your thread.

post #6 of 7

Probably. Just keep a heat lamp on them.

"Let God have you and let God love you. And don’t be surprised if your heart begins to hear music you’ve never heard and your feet learn to dance as never before.” -Max Lucado

"You have searched me, Lord and You know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; You perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; You are familiar with all my ways." -Psalm 139:1-3
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"Let God have you and let God love you. And don’t be surprised if your heart begins to hear music you’ve never heard and your feet learn to dance as never before.” -Max Lucado

"You have searched me, Lord and You know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; You perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; You are familiar with all my ways." -Psalm 139:1-3
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post #7 of 7

How do you change the temperature but raising the heat lamp right?

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