heat lamp problems

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ben is a terror, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. ben is a terror

    ben is a terror Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2011
    i just can't seem to get it right! They were hulled in one corner to cold right? Lowered the light, Now they are all hulled in the other corner away from the light to hot. I only lowered it about 3" They huddle together no matter where I put the light. They are 1 week today. HELP [​IMG]
  2. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2011
    S.E. Michigan
    Your best bet is to put a thermometer on the outer edge of the heat on the bottom of the brooder. Chicks like to sleep together so that isn't the best way to tell if they are comfortable. They will be very loud chirping if they get cold and are uncomfortable. As long as the area is big enough so, they can get away from the heat lamps high heat - they should be OK.

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