How warm is too warm?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mamachickenlady, May 24, 2012.

  1. mamachickenlady

    mamachickenlady Hatching

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    I have seven new chicks hatched this week. All are doing well. They are being raised by their own Mamas. We are going to be having 90+ heat this weekend. Other than cold, fresh water, do I need to do anything else to keep them cool or do they need/like the heat?
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité

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    They should be fine with just some cool water to drink and shade for when they get too hot.
     
  3. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Songster

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    They should be fine during the day. But depending on how cool your nights are they might need some heat at night.
     
  4. RonC

    RonC Songster

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    With mama they they will be fine.
     
  5. lucylover

    lucylover In the Brooder

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    Just as RonC said, as long as mamma chicken is with them, they should be fine. While they are little, be sure to give them fresh food and water daily. Also, even though it will be 90 this weekend, baby chicks should be right around 86 to 90 degrees for the first week, lowering by seven degrees each week. Good luck with your baby chicks!! :)
     

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