brooder temp

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cowlady11, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. cowlady11

    cowlady11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so what temp should my brooder be?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    90 when they first hatch.
    Take away 5 degrees each week.
     
  3. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Good answer.

    Id add that the 90 degrees be measured at a height equal to the chicks' back.
     
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    95 right under the heat lamp for the first week, big enough brooder box that they can get away from the heat if needed. 5 degrees less each week there after. Water and feed should be kept away from the heat.

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  5. ~*Sweet Cheeks*~

    ~*Sweet Cheeks*~ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Olympia Washington

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