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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by maddogmike333, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. maddogmike333

    maddogmike333 In the Brooder

    Sep 4, 2009
    What Tempreture Should The Brooder Be,what Kind Of Bulb Should I Use??????

  2. ~*Sweet Cheeks*~

    ~*Sweet Cheeks*~ Songster

    Mar 12, 2009
    Medford, Oregon
    Most will tell you 95' to start then lower the temp by 5' per wk.

    My ten standard chicks liked it at 95' the first week but my three little banties liked it 85' the first week.

    I strongly recommend a red lamp. Being in Florida, you won't need as high watts as I did in Washington.

    I used 250 watt red heat lamp.

    Also, make sure you double secure your lamps/lights and not depend on the clamp on the typical lamp holder.

    Good luck with your little ones.
  3. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Songster

    Jul 15, 2009
    I got a 100 watt red flood light from HomeDepot. It was cheaper then the heat lights. It kept the brooder perfect and all I had to do was move the light holder up to lower the temp every week.

    95 degrees that first week then minus 5 degrees every week. My chicks stuck to this perfect and were happy.

    Make sure you put the light at one end of the brooder so they can get away from the light if they want. Also if they are all huddled together right under the light they are cold, if they are all in the corners away from the light with there beaks open they are hot. Watch them and you can tell if you need to lower or raise your light sorce. [​IMG]

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