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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by macleods14, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. macleods14

    macleods14 Out Of The Brooder

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    my 4 new babies r just a week old, we have a 250w heat lamp, which i am thinkings is to warm, they dont seem to go to sleep near the lamp always away from it, should i get a smaller bulb or turn off heat lamp for a short time
     
  2. vickig

    vickig Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it warm where you are? If so, I would recommend about a 40 watt.

    250 is a bit high, that is why they are away from it.
     
  3. macleods14

    macleods14 Out Of The Brooder

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    would that be a 40 watt heat bulb or just a normal bulb (sorry to sound silly)
     
  4. vickig

    vickig Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not silly at all. I use a 40 watt regular bulb.
     
  5. chickenfever

    chickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Another easy fix would be to just get a cheap thermometer. The temp at one inch above brooder floor at one week should be about 90 degrees. If they are avoiding the light, it is iprobably too hot. You could always just raise the light higher.
     
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    We use a 60w regular bulb and they happier than pigs in poo. :)
     

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