i got baby chicks and i got a few questions.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Steven0150, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. Steven0150

    Steven0150 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 11, 2010
    I just got 2 1 week old chicks road island red and a broad rock and they are 1 week old.
    Is it ok if the temp is 80 degrees.
    and can i have a stick in the broader
  2. jodief100

    jodief100 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2010
    N Kentucky/Cincinnati
    At one week they should be between 85-90 degrees. Watch their behavior. If they are huddling under the lamp, they are too cold. If they are as far from it as they can get, they are too hot.

    I don't normally give them roosts at that age but I doubt it will hurt. They may even like it.
  3. Steven0150

    Steven0150 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 11, 2010
    in my broader it has the lamp on one side and what if there in the middle of the cage.
  4. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    Sounds to me like they're pretty comfortable, if they're not directly under the heat source.
  5. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
    Rockport, Tx
    I wedged stick in the brooder just barely off the floor for my chicks when they were 1 wk old so they could play and perch on it. I put it so low so that they wouldn't toppel off of it accidently and hurt themselves. Some used it; some didn't. This is what I looked like from the top:

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