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

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by floridachickhatcher, May 24, 2011.

  1. floridachickhatcher

    floridachickhatcher Songster

    May 22, 2011
    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
  2. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

    Aug 3, 2009
    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!
  3. Anianna

    Anianna Songster

    Feb 28, 2010
    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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