1 week old chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by r tillery, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. r tillery

    r tillery Hatching

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    Hi folks

    I have 25, 1week old leghorn chicks.My coop can get up to 105 degrees.Is that too hot
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

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    Welcome to the forum.

    Yes, that is too hot. For the first week, it should be no hotter than 90 to 95 degrees, then drop it 5 degrees per week.

    Too much heat can kill the chicks. I would prefer them to be a little cool than too hot.
     
  3. SimplyForties

    SimplyForties Songster

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    Does your coop have a run? Is there a protected place that would be cooler that they can have access to? 105 is pretty hot for them to be cooped up in with no way to get anywhere cooler.
     

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