cuddled up and panting??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickencity, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. chickencity

    chickencity Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2008
    i put my 20 banty chicks in a large brooder last night. right before bed i moved the heat lamp a bit colser because they were hudled together under it. this morning they were still hudled together under it but some of them were painting as if they were hot. why wouldn't they move away from the heat lamp if they were hot? i moved the light away a little bit and they spread out some. i put the heat lamp at one end of the brooder so that they could move away from the heat if they were hot or closer if they were cold. would using a red light make any diffrance?
  2. Snakeoil

    Snakeoil Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 10, 2009
    SE Iowa
    I would lay a thermometer on the bottom of the brooder and make sure it is at 95 degrees. On the color of the light, sometimes I use a white light and sometimes I use a red one as long as there is no pecking problems I find a white light to be sufficient.

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