Chick Breeds

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by fuzzy5chicks, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. fuzzy5chicks

    fuzzy5chicks In the Brooder

    Aug 7, 2013
    We have the brooder set up with the chicks. We have rinsed rocks in the water, crumbled starter, sticks, the read heat lamp on one side, and pine shaving with paper towels on top. There are 7 chicks and it is 6 square feet. They were born yesterday. In two days we will be taking off the towels. We have need giving them a LOT of attention. (Temp. 100-80)
    Any suggestions?
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2013
  2. jdoane

    jdoane Songster

    Aug 7, 2013
    Western Massachusetts
    100 is a bit too warm. They should have a hot spot (under the lamp) that is 95. But also enough space to get away from the heat.

    otherwise it sounds like you are well set up. Keep an eye out for pasty butt. And fire off questions here as they come up! :)

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