how long can i wait?????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tmpshrty96, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. tmpshrty96

    tmpshrty96 Songster

    Jul 24, 2009
    how long can i wait before putting my chicks in the brooder box. the temp is like 113.4 F right under the light bulb but every where else it is cooler im working on getting it cooler but i think i might be running out of time. i have bobwhite quail and bantam chicks and 4 of them hatched yesterday morning . how much longer can i wait!! or is it alright to go ahead and put them in there since the temp is cooler every where else?/
  2. meriruka

    meriruka Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    Move your thermometer around until you find a spot that is 90-95 degrees & put the chicks, feed & water there. Not sure why you're unable to lower the temp by raising the bulb away from the brooder, but I don't know your set-up.........I'd just keep monitoring it to make sure it doesn't get too hot for them.

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