broiler chicks to hot?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by atvlove24, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. atvlove24

    atvlove24 Hatching

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    some of my broiler chicks pant as like a dog does when it's to hot...are my chicks to hot? only 3 of my chicks do this...the light is always left on does it have to be on 24/7? whenever they pant i turn the light off for a few minutes but then they get up and run around like they are lost?
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2007
  2. icewb8

    icewb8 In the Brooder

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    I would assume panting is a sign of over heating, my chicks did it while they were drying off in the incubator whose thermostat broke so the temp kept rising but when I took them out they were fine. If they are less then 4 weeks old I wouldn't turn the light off unless you have another source of heat for them. Just give them more room so they can move away from the heat.
     
  3. atvlove24

    atvlove24 Hatching

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    ok i have the heat lamp in a spot where they can get away and cool off if they need 2!
    thanks!
     

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