So I've had people say that day-old chicks need a constant 95˚F for the first few days in order to stay healthy and warm, as well as active enough to be eating and drinking. I have a batch of 25 three-day-olds who spent the night in the shed. They have two 250W heat lamps maybe 1.75-2ft above them. It got down to 27˚F last night, 34˚F in the shed, and 75˚F under the lamps. So far, the babies are doing what they usually do... faceplants into the shavings, lined up next to each other, conked out. A few will decide they're hungry or thirsty and go to grab food or water, wander around the brooder pecking at things, and then go sleep again. No excess huddling. What gives? Are my thermometers off or are these babies okay at 75˚F? I'm waiting to see if their health declines because of the cold. There are no drafts where they are. I had 2 sickly chicks yesterday when they first arrived in the mail that I nursed in 90˚F temperatures until they could walk around, then stuck them back with the others. Everyone so far is doing okay. During the day, the temp under the heat lamp gets to 95˚F. They slowed down at night more than I'm used to chicks doing, but if they were with a broody mamma wouldn't they do the same thing? Just interested in people's thoughts about "correct" temperatures for brooding chicks.