Is 78 Degrees at night ok for week old chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Eliz, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. Eliz

    Eliz Songster

    May 16, 2008
    I have a room in my house that will heat up to 90 during the day, but at night it drops to 78.

    How will this effect 2 week old sex links?

    Thanks, Elizabeth
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    You never can tell for sure exactly the perfect temps when warmer weather sets in except by watching them. If you find them huddling or piling up at night with out a heat lamp you'll know they are cold. Also becareful because they will pile up seeking warmth and the chicks on the bottom either suffocate or get crushed in the mix and die. Ideally at 2 weeks they need temps around 85 - 90 but you might be okay just watch them sogns of chilling. Chilling can cause early death as well. If it were me I would give them heat for a couple more weeks.

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