Air Temp vs. Floor Temp

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by leslieloo, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. leslieloo

    leslieloo Hatching

    Aug 12, 2007
    We have had day olds before but it has been about 5 years. Amazing what I have forgotten [​IMG]

    I have 8 chicks in a plastic floored wire cage. I have a heating pad under the cage (outside) and a 60 watt light bulb shining from the top. Blanket drapes over 3/4 of cage.

    The chicks seem fine. No crowding under lamp etc.

    I remember reading somewhere at sometime that floor temp was more important than air temp as far as preventing the chicks from becoming chilled. The air temp hovers between 86 and 90 degrees.

    Would like someone to tell me the girls are just fine. Thanks for taking the time.

  2. Chelly

    Chelly Cooped Up

    May 11, 2007
    Sounds fine to me, but I'm new to chicks....

    I also have 8 little ones, not yet a week old, and my temp hovers around 82-86, no bunching up etc.... they seem perfectly happy - eat and poop like crazy (amazing really for such tiny bodies)

    I have just a ceramic heat bulb thing in a brooder lamp - so no light at all, just the warmth - the brooder lamp is on top of the brooder, resting on the wire cage.

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