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First time chicks, newbie..need advice..will my chicks freeze?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by fluffyspots13, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. fluffyspots13

    fluffyspots13 Out Of The Brooder

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    First question...I just received day old chicks. They are in our shed, with heat lamp, bedding, food, water, etc. Our temps are 30degrees f right now. Will they be ok? The heat lamp is infra red, 250. There are28 chicks.....? Will they be ok or will I wake up to dead chicks?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    It depends on the temp in their brooder. Every brooder is different. We can't predict the temperature in yours by knowing what you have posted. If you don't have a thermometer, you should be able to tell how they are doing by how they act. If they stay as far away from thei light as they can, it is too warm under the heat lamp. If they are piling one on top of each other under the heat lamp, they are too cold, and the ones on the bottom are in danger of suffocating.
     

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