Is it too hot?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by pinewoodchicken, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. pinewoodchicken

    pinewoodchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I have almost 2 week old golden laced Wyandotte, my husband made me a brooder box that can be kept in or outside. We have a screened in back porch that I was wanting to move it to. The temperature gets to be 95° during the day. Do you think it's too early to move them outside?
     
  2. Egghead_Jr

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    No, I think if it get's 95F days your more than fine. They will still need a heat source for the nights but it doesn't need to be much, like a 60w incandescent bulb to one end of incubator. I put mine out in spring up north at 4-5 weeks old with no heat, lows in high 30's and late spring hatches go out at 3-4 weeks.
     
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  3. pinewoodchicken

    pinewoodchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    No, I think if it get's 95F days your more than fine. They will still need a heat source for the nights but it doesn't need to be much, like a 60w incandescent bulb to one end of incubator. I put mine out in spring up north at 4-5 weeks old with no heat, lows in high 30's and late spring hatches go out at 3-4 weeks.
     
  4. pinewoodchicken

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    okay, that is helpful! Have a good day.:)
     

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