Chicks in the brooder

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Onyx9370, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. Onyx9370

    Onyx9370 Out Of The Brooder

    85
    0
    41
    Feb 19, 2013
    TN
    Is it essential to have a heat lamp for my chicks in the brooder if they are going to be in my house which is kept at about 70 degrees? I haven't brought my chicks home yet, I have the brooder all set up. I was just wondering if they will still need one.
     
  2. GoldDogsMom

    GoldDogsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    850
    7
    111
    Aug 10, 2011
    Indiana, PA
    usual rule of thumb is to start them out at 95 degrees and lower by 5 degrees/week.
     
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2013
  3. KBG204

    KBG204 Chillin' With My Peeps

    308
    10
    103
    Feb 11, 2013
    Pasquotank County, NC
    I personally would keep some type of heat source with them. Like a warm lamp of some sort. 70 is pretty warm I think a heat lamp would make it to warm. But that's just my opinion.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by