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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickenmom1, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. chickenmom1

    chickenmom1 Songster

    Jan 29, 2010
    Hi Everyone,
    I have new babies about 1 week old. It is terribly hot here. It's been about 90 degrees. I have been turning the heat lamp off during the day. Is that okay? They all seem to go away from it. Any other advise is welcome. I have 31 new heavy breed assortment, including 4 aracauna.
  2. nanawendy

    nanawendy Songster

    Dec 28, 2009
    Bellingham Wa
    You can tell by how they act... If they huddle together they are cold. If they go to the outer edges, away from the light they are too hot. So If the light is off and they are doing what chicks do... eating pooping drinking pooping sleeping pooping and not in a dog pile they are probably ok. Check the room temp to be sure. [​IMG]

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