broiler chicks to hot?

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

  1. atvlove24

    atvlove24 New Egg

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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 Out Of 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 New Egg

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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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