Brooder Temp?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mylilchix, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. mylilchix

    mylilchix Songster

    I just checked the temp around the brooder. In the very "sunny" spot where the light shines full on it was a little over 96 degrees. In the "shady" spot it was 89 degrees. Is that ok for my 5 day old chicks? They seem to like to sleep spread out on the cooler side of the brooder.

    Thanks, Sonja
  2. bwhite28

    bwhite28 In the Brooder

    Apr 7, 2007
    Southeastern PA
    The temp of your brooder should be between 90-95F for the first week and then decrease by 5 degrees each week until they are ready to go outside(around 70-75 degrees).
  3. sdshoars

    sdshoars Songster

    May 12, 2008
    my chicks are 4 days old, and they pant when my brooder get anywhere near 90! i dunno, maybe these guys like cold weather, but they prefer the temp to be around 82... goobers.

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