getting my chicks this week, couple questions:)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Jakoda, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. Jakoda

    Jakoda Songster

    Apr 12, 2012
    Old Lyme CT
    first thank you for any responses. I am getting 10 day old chicks next week..

    I bought the Brinsea brooder lamp

    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
  2. americanvalkyrie

    americanvalkyrie Songster

    Nov 20, 2011
    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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