Iowa Chicken Nooby

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by IowaChickenNooby, May 24, 2019.

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  1. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Enabler

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    Welcome :welcome Glad you decided to join us! You can raise the light a little and make sure that some areas of the brooder are not covered by the light so the chooks can move to a cooler area if needed.
     
  2. IowaChickenNooby

    IowaChickenNooby Chirping

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    I figured the setup would allow for decent fresh air and heat control. They were sleeping but the moment I got near they all got up and started running around.
     

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  3. BirdsBeesTrees

    BirdsBeesTrees Crowing

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    Yes isn't this humidity awful! It's all this rain and flooding! I have fans on too and getting ready to set up more! it's hard to breathe for us and the turkeys are getting aggressive about it.
     
  4. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Wrangler

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    Hi Ryan and welcome to at BYC :frow We're so happy you decided to join us:ya
     
  5. t3wine

    t3wine Chirping

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    I understand the fan now and that shouldn’t be a problem. The warmest part of the brooder should be about 85-90 degrees ( for the age of your chicks) each week reduce it by about 5 degrees. Post some pics of your set up and maybe we’ll have some suggestions for you.
     
  6. IowaChickenNooby

    IowaChickenNooby Chirping

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    I have two photos uploaded in one of my prior replies. The dead center where the light is pointed sits between 91-93f now that I have been using the fan to regulate temps and fresh air. They hang out anywhere but the middle. It is a long pen so I figure there is a decent heat gradient throughout.

    I had considered a box or something with solid walls but the humidity and heat here will push it well above 99f inside of one.
     
  7. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens sorry you lost any have to agree brooder is way to hot and humid
     
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  8. IowaChickenNooby

    IowaChickenNooby Chirping

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    I did a bit of a temp check and here are the brooder temps: right side behind the light 88f, center under light 91f-93f, left side where they sleep right around 89f.

    Side note: Why are these little girls obsessed with throwing 90% of their food out of the bowls...(sarcasm/joke) I know they are just scratching at their food but damn, what a waste lol.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Chickens do that, there are a variety of feeders available to help curtail that problem.
     
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  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Hello, Iowa Ryan, and welcome to BYC.
     

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