Heat lamp needed???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Jculpepper, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. Jculpepper

    Jculpepper Out Of The Brooder

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    I live in Louisiana and it is already HOT here during the day. My brooder is outside under a open front shed. My thermometer says it gets way to hot during the day. Do I need a lamp on them if it is 80 with out it? My girls were born 3-16
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I would recommend that you make your brooder large enough with the heat source toward one side. This way, they can choose whether to get nearer the heat source or farther away, since they are growing up where the emperature varies quite a bit. That way they wont bein danger of getting too chilled at night yor overheated during the day.
     
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    My brooder is pretty large. I have the light over one side. During the day the temp on that side gets up to 102 - 112F and on the shade side 85-90F. That seams really hot. I thought at their age it is supposed to be 80-85 under the light. :(
     
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    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    It is. I would change the bulb to a lower wattage, or raise the lamp -- something to decrease the heat in that brooder!
     

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