- Jul 22, 2021
I live in the desert with very high temperatures, with the water cooler running round the clock it never gets below 80° at night and 90° during the day. My husband bought them home spur of the moment and I am not prepared for chicks this young. I've put them in a plastic bin with an old snake warming lamp. It doesn't have temperature adjustments but a 60 watt lightbulb has kept it at 90° the last few hrs and I've left a thermometer in there to be able to monitor temp. Now tomorrow when the temp raises to 90° in here will it be ok to turn the light off so I don't overheat them? I plan to check them every half hr or so tomorrow just to get an idea of the temp but im a bit out of my element here. Then each week im supposed to reduce the temp 5 degrees, im not sure how to do that with this lamp, any tips? Lastly with my constant temperatures in the house, would I be ok to stop using the lamp in 2 weeks with a low of 80°? Thanks for the help, I've got 12 chicks and don't want to lose any.