Figuring out my chick's normal behaviour.

NorwayBrahma

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Feb 15, 2020
33
66
43
So what do you suggest? It seems that the lamp gives heat in a more spread way, so I figured if the room is warmer, they'll venture from under the heating plate more often...
 

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So what do you suggest? It seems that the lamp gives heat in a more spread way, so I figured if the room is warmer, they'll venture from under the heating plate more often...
Not sure who you are asking, I'll assume it's me.
I'll reiterate....
66 is fine for ambient temp.
I do use a 100w heat over the feeding station(only during the day) for the first few days to make sure they are eating/drinking/moving well.
Not sure if you read this......
This part in particular:
When I first started out with ducklings/chicks I remember being paranoid about them getting cold. Then I had a broody hen that I let hatch out a few chicks. Let me tell you, those little babies are much tougher than I ever would have guessed. They were out running around in cool windy weather at 6 days old, and didn't seem that fazed by it. They'd run under mom when they needed to but it wasn't nearly as often as I would have guessed.
 

NorwayBrahma

In the Brooder
Feb 15, 2020
33
66
43
Not sure who you are asking, I'll assume it's me.
I'll reiterate....


Not sure if you read this......
This part in particular:
Oh right, sorry yes... I did read that and it totally makes sense to me. Probably I've got a bit to impatient with my 48 hours chicks... Thanks for the help!
 
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