Baby chicks, panting / shaking - shivering

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by harmesonfarm, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. harmesonfarm

    harmesonfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all, we've got some baby chicks currently in a tote in our basement set at 90F.

    We've built a brooder for them in our unheated shop outside. Set up with a heat lamp that was steady at 90F.

    When i tried to transfer them to the brooder i checked after an hour or so and some of the chicks were panting / shivering...is this a sign that it is too drafty?

    Some were to the edges of the lamp, some right under. I ended up moving them back into our tote set up, but its really not great for accommodation to them.
    They are just a week old now, with wing feathhers coming in and starting to get tail feathers.

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  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    there's probably a draft
     

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