Brooder temperature

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by beepbeepinajeep, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. beepbeepinajeep

    beepbeepinajeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am having trouble getting the temperature up to 95. It is at 89. Will that be ok? I am using a work light instead of a heat lamp... can I get a heat lamp at Lowe's or Home Depot?
     
  2. eponagirl

    eponagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How are your chicks acting? Are they hovering under the light at all, if so, they are cold. I couldn't find a heat lamp at lowes/HD...do you have a Tractor supply store nearby or a farm/feed store?
     
  3. Matoe

    Matoe Out Of The Brooder

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    buy a red heat lamp 150w or 250watts most hardwere stores have them and then make it so you can move it up and down It getts easer when the temps drop back. pura vida
     
  4. beepbeepinajeep

    beepbeepinajeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks:jumpy They aren't in it yet... still drying out. I just wanted to get it set up first.
     

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