- Jan 25, 2011
I have 6, 1 week old chicks in a 4'x2' brooder, pine shavings bottom and 250w infrared light at one end of the brooder, with the water and food at the cooler end of the brooder. When the chicks sleep they always sleep together in a little huddle in the corner of the brooder where the heat lamp is, however they sleep on the outside perimeter of the heat shield and not directly under the lamp. The brooder is a constant 90 degrees under the lamp. I'm just wondering if this is just how they like to sleep, all together, or are they actually cold? there is no peeping and they seem content. Is this how they normally sleep???