brooder too cool?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by crazychickymom, Apr 10, 2017.

  1. crazychickymom

    crazychickymom Out Of The Brooder

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    I can NOT seem to get my brooder past 85 degrees... I've had chicks before, but always used the heat lamp. Wanted to try something gentler on them. I get my chicks tomorrow. Do you think 85 will be fine for them?[​IMG]
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    You aren't trying to warm the cave or even a part of the brooder. The chicks will warm themselves by snuggling up against the heating pad. If it's warm to the touch, it's warm enough for chicks.
     
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    crazychickymom Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you! Thats what I was thinking and hoping...
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    You should move it away from the back of the brooder so that chicks don't get trapped in the back and unable to find their way out.
     
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