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Are my girls normal ???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Cetawin, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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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.
     
  2. joanna

    joanna Out Of The Brooder

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    sounds like you are doing a perfect job of listening to what your chicks need. keep up the good work [​IMG]
     
  3. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    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
     
  4. meant2bemommie

    meant2bemommie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like you are doing a wonderful job of listening to your babies. I would just keep listening to them.
     
  5. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Yay! I am doing good then. Thanks everyone for the input.
     
  6. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    your doing a great job brooding your chicks.an your doing good with your pasty butt.
     

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