if it is 85F in my garage do they still need the lights?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by rosegal, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. rosegal

    rosegal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just received the babies an hour ago, and while I have done this many times before, never when it is hot in the garage without any added heat. They don't act cold all are drinking and eating, but still wondering.
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Are they day olds? If so then yes, you should offer a section of their brooder at least that is closer to 90 degrees. They came go into that section for a quick warm-up, even if they are comfortable running around in the cooler temps. most of the time. It would be very similiar to how days old are with a broody hen - out running around, being chickens, until they need a warm up. Then under mama they go. [​IMG]
     
  3. NottinghamChicks

    NottinghamChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes I would give them at least a small watt bulb. I believe it should be approx 90-95 degrees and after each week the temp comes down by 5 degrees. It's the night time that you have to keep the temps up because it will not be 85 at night in there. They will regulate themselves by moving out of the light if they are too warm but you should do a light for them [​IMG]
     

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