Chicks in a Brooder ... When its HOTTTT

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by afviolettes, Jun 14, 2016.

  1. afviolettes

    afviolettes In the Brooder

    Feb 17, 2016
    So I live in Texas ... And Texas is finally being Texas without all the cold rainy days and we're suppose to be consistently near 100 all week.

    I just picked up some new chicks today and I'm in a little bit of a conundrum ...

    Keeping them in the uncooled garage in 100 degree heat is probably not a good plan ... but the back patio where's its also 100+ is probably not ideal either ...

    Right now I have them in a giant feeder tub, so high walls very little ventilation.

    Thoughts ?

    My only idea is to build a brooder with open sides to allow air flow and keep it on the patio ... but I'm sure some of you have dealt with this before ?


    - Jason

    *** I just saw a post on this in the forum (should have looked first, rule #1) - if a mod wants to remove this thread that's ok!***
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2016

  2. azygous

    azygous Free Ranging

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    Your instincts are good. You already know what you need to do. Ventilation is key.

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