1 wk old baby chicks - is my set up okay?

Broncos52

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Hello i have a new flock of 4 birds.1 week old. Ive posted a pic of my set up below the thermometer says about 91 degrees is this good? They seem okay but in all the other photos the lamps seem so close. Mine is about 2 feet about the brooder. Any advice would be great or anything different u see i could be doing. Thanks!
 

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From hatching to 1 week it needs to be 95 F. You’ll know if they’re comfortable if they’re all spread out and not huddled together.

Do you have plans to upgrade the brooder? They’ll outgrow that bin pretty fast.

Are they indoors?
 

ChickForLife

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Hello i have a new flock of 4 birds.1 week old. Ive posted a pic of my set up below the thermometer says about 91 degrees is this good? They seem okay but in all the other photos the lamps seem so close. Mine is about 2 feet about the brooder. Any advice would be great or anything different u see i could be doing. Thanks!
It doesn't look like they are too cold though and they shouldn't have a drastic temperature change if that is what they are used to.
 

ChickForLife

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From hatching to 1 week it needs to be 95 F. You’ll know if they’re comfortable if they’re all spread out and not huddled together.

Do you have plans to upgrade the brooder? They’ll outgrow that bin pretty fast.

Are they indoors?
I agree with upgrading the brooder. They will soon be able to fly out of your current one and you don't want to be handling that last minute.
 

Broncos52

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Dec 20, 2020
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From hatching to 1 week it needs to be 95 F. You’ll know if they’re comfortable if they’re all spread out and not huddled together.

Do you have plans to upgrade the brooder? They’ll outgrow that bin pretty fast.

Are they indoors?

Yea they are indoors. I have a lid as well added the picture. If i need to upgrade i would. Do you think i will need to upgrade before 7 weeks when they go outside?
 

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