Brooder temp for day old and week old chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by tstmard, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. tstmard

    tstmard Out Of The Brooder

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    This Friday I'll be picking up some more chicks which will be going into the same brooder as my other chicks which will be 11 days old and 8 days old. So I'm wondering what temp I should have the brooder at? Should I keep it at 90 degrees until these last few are a week old? I'll also be having a separate brooder starting the 30th which will end up having chicks with a 12 day age difference.
     
  2. TonySorrento

    TonySorrento Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am new to chickens, but my brooder has alot of no heat and 90 degrees in a corner and I have 1 and 2 week old chicks ... let the chick decide what temp they want .... just make sure you have a real warm spot .... my chicks spend most of their time away from the lamp .... and they are growing like CRAZY!

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  3. TonySorrento

    TonySorrento Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Let me also add they are out in the garage and we have had 70-80 degree days .... when and if it gets colder, I have another lamp I will turn on .... but my brooder is 4x6 so they have plenty of room to find their individual comfort ...
     

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