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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Paco, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. Paco

    Paco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got my order of chicks from Murray today,and they crowd the heat lamp. I have a thermoeter in there and it says its 110 degrees in there. The temps outside the coop is around 20 and its very windy here, theres suppose to be the coldest cold front coming in tomarrow.
     
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    It could be your thermometer is reading incorrectly. I usually use the chick's behavior as the clue to what is happening, rather than try to measure temps scientifically. If they're crowding together under the heat, they're too cold and you should try to raise the temps. When they're avoiding the heat and spread out all over the brooder, they're too hot. When they're happily wandering around spending some time under the heat and some time out of it, but not crowded together under it when they ARE under it, its just about right.
     
  3. tobin123

    tobin123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they get hot they will move around where they are comfy
     

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