How hot is too hot to have baby chicks outside in brooder?

floridachickhatcher

Songster
8 Years
May 22, 2011
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Hollister,FL
When i open the back of the brooder i can see the baby's panting and i have a thermometer in there and its in the 90's in the back part should i bring them inside and put them back into the plastic tub brooder i had them in after they were born? Cause i'm afraid of going out there one day and finding them dead We have a tarp draped over the roof to keep the sun from beating down on them and the sides are uncovered so they get a breeze from that and the doorway to the eating area
 

easttxchick

Lone Star Call Ducks
10 Years
Aug 3, 2009
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67
263
If they are panting, they are too hot and the temp needs to be adjusted.
More baby chicks die from it being too hot than cold.
I'd bring them back in and put the heat lamp on them.
Good luck!
 

Anianna

Songster
9 Years
Feb 28, 2010
959
15
143
N/E of Richmond, VA
If your brooder has a wire top, you could freeze some water bottles or cooler ice packs and lay them on top to let cool air fall into the brooder. If you must put these inside the brooder, wrap them in a towel. You could also try ice in their drinking water.
 

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