heat for chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by hunt, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. hunt

    hunt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2013
    I have 4 2week old chicks in my house . The the room they are in is the room with our wood burning stove in it,staying at about 85 to 90 degrees ferenhiet is that warm enough or do I need to turn my heat lamp on
  2. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2010
    Glasgow, KY
    You will know if they're cold because they will be tightly huddled together.
    If they're moving about and eating/sleeping and not chirping really LOUD, they're probably fine.
    I have my 2-week old chicks outside in our garden shed where the temps are in the 20's but they do have an EcoGlow brooder to snuggle underneath whenever they want.
  3. Brahmaman

    Brahmaman Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 22, 2012
    Centennial Colorado
    I usually start my chicks at about 95 degrees during their first week then I go down about 5 degrees a week until they are old enough. But at two weeks about 90 to 85 degrees is good. And like Allenchick said you can tell by their chirping and body language if they are too cold or too warm.
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