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broader temperature

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cglessner, May 28, 2014.

  1. cglessner

    cglessner Out Of The Brooder

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    What should the temperature in the brooder be for new chicks?
     
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  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Start out at 95 degrees. Each week lower it 5 degrees. By a month, the heat should be removed. Good luck!
     
  3. cglessner

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Probably. Just keep a heat lamp on them.
     
  7. Borichapiz26

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    How do you change the temperature but raising the heat lamp right?
     

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