70° - 75° F at 3 weeks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Grizzlydog, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. Grizzlydog

    Grizzlydog Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 1, 2017
    Northern NY State
    When I started my chicks the brood box the average temperature was 90°-95° F... I raised the lamp and lowered the temp after a week and keep doing so. Today I noticed that my chicks were all in the shade, all day with their wings spread and feathers flared. The temp was about 80°f.
    I moved the brood box onto a table in the spare room and the temp is like 70°F. There is just a chandelier light above them that prob doesn't really put off much heat. Am I on track with this or should they be warmer still? Our snow is just melting but it's still down below freezing at night so can't use the coop just yet. Thx
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2017
  2. chickenweirdo1

    chickenweirdo1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2016
    I would say anywhere from 70 to 80 degrees is good for three weeks. But if they were hot at 80 then 70 is fine. Its really up too the chicks.

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