getting my chicks this week, couple questions:)

Jakoda

Songster
7 Years
Apr 12, 2012
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first thank you for any responses. I am getting 10 day old chicks next week..

I bought the Brinsea brooder lamp http://www.brinsea.com/prod-EcoGlow_Chick_Brooder-239.aspx

I've been testing it out in my brooder, and with it on the lowest height, left it on for 45 mins, with a thermometer under it. My highest temp is between 80-85 degrees. Now I know the recommended temp should be around 95 for the first week.

Does anyone have this heater? Anyone had problems with it? I know another member here has it (will ask him as well, in case he doesn't see this).

Am wondering if the temp is going to be to low for 3 day old chicks? Suggestions/comments appreciated
Diane
 

americanvalkyrie

Songster
8 Years
Nov 20, 2011
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Reno, NV
For the first week, it will probably be too low. You can supplement with a reptile heat bulb, set in a metal desk lamp. That's what we usually use for our brooders. Then after a week or so, in a warm room, 80-85 should be just fine.
 

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