Brooder temps

crooked stripe

Songster
12 Years
Jan 14, 2008
846
5
161
N.E Ohio- Suffield
I can't keep my new chicks in the house due to DW allergies. I have to raise them in a somewhat heated barn. The temp swings are terrible. Under my brooder light the temps range from 101 to 95 then a foot away it gets cooler in the mid 80's. I just lost 3 chicks 2 weeks ago I believe from the cold. I set the heat under the light to 95 for the first week but a foot away it was down into the 70's. Does anyone have any suggestions how to control the heat?
 

RendonRoo

Songster
10 Years
Feb 7, 2009
1,147
8
161
ft. worth
Can you cover part of the brooder? Just leave enough uncovered for the heat light. The brooder should have somewhat of a temp. difference inside so they can get to a cooler section if they get too hot. You do need a section that's the max desired temp. Approx. 100 the first week then decrease by about 5 degrees a week until feathered. Hope this helps and good luck with the new fuzzies.
 

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