Brooder Temperature Control?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Texas Fluffy Feet, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. Texas Fluffy Feet

    Texas Fluffy Feet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering, for those of you who keep your brooder outdoors or in a garage, how do you control the temperature? I know to use a heatlamp, but right now we have a 30 degree difference in the day time and night time temps. How does the temp not fluctuate in the brooder if it is nothing more than a plastic or cardboard box and not some sort of insulated structure?
     
  2. schmism

    schmism Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you just need adequate space away from the lamp durring the day so they can self regulate. (dont get 2 hot)

    As long as they can keep warm under the lamp at night, i dont see it being a big issue.
     
  3. Texas Fluffy Feet

    Texas Fluffy Feet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ooooohhhhh okay I gotcha. Just so long as the area under the heat lamp is 95 at the coldest period of the night they will find the right "feeling" spot the rest of the time then. I got it now. Thanks! I guess I'm just getting ready to be a new "mother hen" and want to make sure everything is just right. [​IMG]
     

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