Are my girls normal ???

Cetawin

Chicken Beader
11 Years
Mar 20, 2008
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The girls are 7 days old. From day one they have avoided the heat lamp. It was at 95 degrees, so I raised it and took the temp down to 90 and they were happy. Yesterday they started avoiding it again so I raised it a tad and dropped the temp down to 86 and they are happy again.

Should I just listen to them or should I lower the lamp and raise the temp again? I really think trusting them to know they are too warm is the best way but I want experienced opinions on this one.


My girl with pasty butt...that only lasted 2 days...is that normal or okay? I check her several times per day but she has been fine for 2 days now so far.

Thanks for the input in advance.
 

joanna

In the Brooder
12 Years
Mar 9, 2007
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sounds like you are doing a perfect job of listening to what your chicks need. keep up the good work
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Matt A NC

Crowing
14 Years
Feb 22, 2007
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Morganton, NC
Every thing sounds normal. The chicks tell you if they need more heat. As long as they are happy everything is fine.

Pasty butt is a normal sign of stress that only lasts a couple days.

Matt
Morganton, NC
 

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