brooder temp?

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  1. harris farm

    harris farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    whats the best (or whats too high of heat) temp for the brooder under the light ?
     
  2. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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    Quote:Day one through 7 should be between 95/90 degrees. You should have a thermometer in the brooder to regulate the temperatures until you learn by the chicks' behavior where the heat lamp should be. The temps decrease by five degrees each week, so you'll want to raise up the heat lamp incrementally until you get to the desired temperature.

    This link is an invaluable resource for the new chick owner: http://www.mypetchicken.com/backyard-chickens/chicken-care/guide-toc.aspx and this page in particular should help you out with some of these types of questions: http://www.mypetchicken.com/backyard-chickens/chicken-care/chapter-4-caring-for-baby-chicks.aspx

    The
    Learning Center link up at the top of these pages is a great place to find answers to these types of questions too:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/LC-first60days.html

    Good luck and enjoy!!
     

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