Well, this is my first attempt at raising chicks. I've built a brooder and I have a heat light hanging over it and the temp regulated to 90 degrees. I'm wondering if I could use a water bed heater on the floor of the brooder to keep them warm? Any thoughts would be appreciated.
They should be fine. I start mine out at 95 degrees the first week and decrease the temp 5 degrees each week. I put a wireless digital thermometer in the brooder so if for any reason my light goes out an alarm will sound if the temp gets below whatever temp I set the alarm for.