How Do I lower my brooder temp 5 degrees a week?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kelseygirl707, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    Ok, So I know I need to start at a 90 degree temp, and lower it 5 degrees a week until i reach 70 degrees, but how do I lower the temp, I just have a heat lamp with the silver dome, do I need a special heat lamp that can be adjusted?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    No, just raise/lower the heat lamp. The closer to the floor the warmer it is, the higher it is the cooler.
     
  3. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    [​IMG] LOL, I should have thought about that! For some reason I was having a brain Fart and I had no Idea. Thanks, I don't know what I'd do without the wonderful people on this site! [​IMG]
     
  4. pascopol

    pascopol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes you can adjust it.

    I use a dim switch to lower the temp and save power on my 250W infrared lamp.
    I never run it full blast indoors.
     

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