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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cglessner, May 28, 2014.
What should the temperature in the brooder be for new chicks?
Start out at 95 degrees. Each week lower it 5 degrees. By a month, the heat should be removed. Good luck!
Thanks so much!!! I'll need all the luck I can get. I am so nervous about trying this. Chicks come tomorrow. I have 3 broody hens setting in laying boxes. Would it be feasible to slide the chicks in under the hens? I just got 4 hens 3 weeks ago, my first chickens ever.
As long as the chicks are a few days old. Also, as long as the hens are serious about being broody will they except the chicks. If the hens raise the chicks, you don't need a heat lamp. Feel free to ask any other questions!
Mine are a week old. I lowered the temp and they are acting cold. One even started sneezing. Up the temp back to 95 and they are happy. Could I move them to the garage. Our temp was 89 today?
Sorry to hijack your thread.
Probably. Just keep a heat lamp on them.
How do you change the temperature but raising the heat lamp right?