brooder temp. question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by TravisE, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. TravisE

    TravisE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i just built a 3' x 4' brooder. my temps are: hot side 95 - 100, cool side in the 70s. will this be alright? my brooder is in a
    non insulated garage. but draft free. i have 2 250w heat lamps in it. im just getting ready for my 26 or so chicks to get here this coming week.
    thanks inadvance
    travis
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    Temperatures sound perfect. I don’t even worry about the cool side of mine as long as one area is warm enough and the rest is cool enough they can escape the heat if they wish.

    I think you’ll find that brooder is getting pretty small around 3-1/2 weeks of age. I’d give some serious though about what you might do if space gets tight before they go outside.
     
  3. TravisE

    TravisE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it will only have 12 to 14. a few weeks after they get here. im planing on selling the rest. i just had to meet the minimum order. i got blr wyandottes and 5 white jersey giants.
     
  4. Ridgerunner

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    Sounds like a good plan and a good set-up.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    My only suggestion is to cut down to one heat lamp. I've brooded that many chicks in a similar sized brooder and only used one heat lamp.
     

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