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11days old chicks - room temp is OK?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Toi-toi, May 22, 2010.

  1. Toi-toi

    Toi-toi Songster

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    I'm having hard time to find fine temp for them.
    When they were little, 90F was too hot for them. So I kept around 85F for them.
    Now 11days old, they look so hot with 80F.
    Their wings are down. When they sleep, their necks are long looks like snake.
    So I shut lamp off , they look happy.
    Right now, house temp is always around 75-77F.
    They are getting feathers, little around neck and tail.

    Is it OK to be around room temp???
     

  2. Toi-toi

    Toi-toi Songster

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    Anyone???
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2010
  3. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    They still need a heat lamp. Just put it over to one side of the brooder. That way if they are too hot they can move away from the direct heat. They need the heat until they are fully feathered.
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2010
  4. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Songster

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    Yeah, but they get cold quick. In your situation, I turn the light off during the day, and on at night. The way your describing, they are too hot. But, with no light, I bet they would get too cold at night.
     
  5. Toi-toi

    Toi-toi Songster

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    I shut lamp off and cover the a half of top. Temp is 79F and chicks are no complaining.
    I will keep lamp on during night time.
    Thanks!!
     

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