In the Brooder
- Jan 17, 2011
I ordered 30 chickens from efowl.com, 20 Rhode Island Red, 5 Americaunas and 5 White Plymouth Rock chickens. They finally arrived yesterday. When we opened the package one chick was dead and another wasn't doing good. Both Plymouth Rock chickens. It finally died later. I have a new rabbit cage that I'm using as a brooder and I started out using a clear heat lamp at 250w and the temperature is around 95-98 degrees. Later in the evening I lost another Plymouth Rock chicken and then when I got up this morning I lost two Rhode Island Reds. I believe one was the rooster because it was the only one with a green stripe on the head. Then my wife and I went shopping and I lost two more Rhode Island Reds and another one isn't looking well. I changed out the clear heat lamp to a red heat lamp. Does anyone have any advice? Am I doing something wrong? Please help.