Heat for baby chicks??

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

  1. backyardfarm

    backyardfarm New Egg

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    How far away should the lamp be from the brooder??
    The chicks are coming tomorrow and I need to know! Thanks!
     
  2. backyardfarm

    backyardfarm New Egg

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    Anyone? This is the first time I have had chicks. I need your help
     
  3. Noncentzter

    Noncentzter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With a thermometer in the bottom of the brooder, the heat should be between 90=95 the first week and five degrees less each week after.
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Far enough that the temperature maintains a constant 95 degrees in the brooder for the first week. (90 - 95 is fine.) There needs to be a section of the brooder that is a bit cooler, so the chicks can get away from the heat if necessary.
     

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