Concerned about Temperature

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by max13077, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. max13077

    max13077 Songster

    I have been observing the behavior of my Cornish roasters and don’t like what I see. They are laying with their legs spread out and when you pick them up, they’re HOT! I turned the heat lamp off a couple of days ago and the temp remains about 80 or so. They’re just a couple weeks old. I don’t want anything to happen. Any advice? Are they ready to go out in the big pen soon?
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    If it's 80 out side, they can go out no problem at like 3 weeks old. They eat alot and generate lots of heat. Watch for heat stroke though.

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