Hot on new babies

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by JudyMcKinn, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. JudyMcKinn

    JudyMcKinn Songster

    Jan 24, 2007
    SW MO
    I hatched 12 Silkies & Bantam Cochins today. And it was 108 in the shade here today, and also in our garage where I have put the brand new babies in one of my brooders. They are supposed to have 95 degree temp. when hatched, and it is 105 or a little over. I hope they don't croak on me before they even dry off good! Boy, I am SO, SO ready for it to cool down a bit. I put some of those flat ice packs in my smaller coops, and the chickens are sitting on them. So far I haven't lost anyone.
  2. Chelly

    Chelly Cooped Up

    May 11, 2007
    The heat is pretty bad here too. I got babies last week (by mail [​IMG]) and haven'thad to use the heat lamp much at all! A little at night and thats it.

    Tomorrow we're in for cooler temps - I think the high is around 85 tomorrow - [​IMG]

    We might actually get some work done around here!!

    (then the bad news, more heat for the weekend :thun )

    I hope your babies do ok!!! Ours are inside we don't have AC, so they're fine, we're living in a brooder
  3. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

    Apr 16, 2007
    Evening Shade, AR
    Congrats on your new babies!!! [​IMG]

    We are having the heat wave here also. Been in the 100's for the past 9 out of 10 days. [​IMG] I'm so ready for it to cool down!

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