Is my brooder too hot or too cold?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Byron Luk, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. Byron Luk

    Byron Luk Hatching

    Jul 12, 2013
    I just hatched out 2 coturnix quail and i put them in a brooder. How do I know that they are too hot or too cold? I have a thermometer in there but I put it at their feet level and it reads 80-90 degrees. Is that ok?

  2. dougjefferson

    dougjefferson In the Brooder

    How are the chicks behaving. Huddled under it = need it warmer. In separate areas well away from lamp =to warm. If you can lower the light bulb into the brooder a bit more that will raise the temp.

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