In the Brooder
- Feb 28, 2010
I've got my brooder built and ready for the my new chicks to arrive Monday or Tuesday. I mounted my heat lamp with two hooks (in case one fails) and turned it on. I put a thermometer in the bottom and the temperature directly below the lamp came to a nice and toasty 95 degrees. However, 12 inches to either side of dead center the temperature was only 85 degrees. Is this okay? I could lower the lamp but then the temperature directly below would be too hot.