Brooder temps!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cochinbantam-lover, May 10, 2009.

  1. cochinbantam-lover

    cochinbantam-lover Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    I am trying to get my brooder temps right and I am wondering here, it says 99-100! It says it's like 99 but it really doesn't feel that warm. I am going to have Cochin Bantams and it says the temps can be a little warmer than for the larger breeds, is that correct? I mean 99 -100 degrees does seem awfully warm but like I said really doesn't feel it. I have plenty of room for the chicks to go farther away from the lamp if they want to, please let me know what you think!

    Thanks alot!
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 21, 2009
    Columbia river gorge
    99 dosnt feel that warm at least not to me its only like a degree higer then our body temp
  3. ~*Sweet Cheeks*~

    ~*Sweet Cheeks*~ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Medford, Oregon
    Maybe try to angle your light so the heat is spread out a little.

    I have three banties - 2 silkies 1 cochin - that are 2 1/2 weeks old now and they didn't like the 90-95'. They would spread way out in the corners of the brooder where the temp was more like 80-85, so I angled the light.

    My standard chicks liked it 95-98 to start with.

    Just watch what your chicks do and that will let you know what temp they like. Just make sure they can get away from the heat.

    Good luck with your new banties. They sure are little.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by