heat lamp

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by hitnspit, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. hitnspit

    hitnspit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have my heat lamp in the middle of my brooder and the chicks will all cram in the corner of the brooder. Do they no longer need the heat lamp?
     
  2. Backwoods Bntms

    Backwoods Bntms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Raise it up, until the chicks start spreading out. It's too hot for them.

    jj
     
  3. ci_cyfarth

    ci_cyfarth Out Of The Brooder

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    Your lamp may be too close to them. Too much heat and they'll try to avoid it! What's the temperature under the lamp?
     
  4. hitnspit

    hitnspit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:the tem is right around 87 to 90....jim
     
  5. Chemguy

    Chemguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:the tem is right around 87 to 90....jim

    If they are avoiding the lamp, it it too warm for them. Chicks will tell you about the temperature better than any thermometer.
     

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