Heat lamp broke...worried chicken parent.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SirTerris, Dec 27, 2015.

  1. SirTerris

    SirTerris Out Of The Brooder

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    So my heat lamp decided to die in the middle of the night, it is now nearly 6am and the petbarn doesn't open until 8:30....it is summer, but slightly cool outside, the babies are in the house where it is less cool, but I am worried.

    They don't seem to be making distressed sounds or anything, and it is still dark, so they are not super active, but should they be okay til I can get a new globe, or am I going to need to use some makeshift method of heating til then.

    They are probably a little over a week old, and I have 5 of them....
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    They need something to keep them warm ASAP. Chicks that age need to be kept at about 32*C. A regular 60 watt bulb might be able to do the job if it's low enough or you can use a heating pad propped up to make a sort of cave for them to snuggle in.
     
  3. SirTerris

    SirTerris Out Of The Brooder

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    Managed to find a heat pack, one of those things filled with wheat, stuck it in there....only the bantam baby seems interested in it right now, the others are all too busy eating :)

    6:10am now, the petbarn opens at 8:30, hopefully that will suffice til then
     
  4. Naser

    Naser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Buy electric hen, they are very reliable and won't let you down
     
  5. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    I always have a backup heat lamp, and bulb, for this reason. If the power goes out, then another plan kicks in. Mary
     

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