Is there a such thing as TOO warm?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by debilorrah, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    2 week old chicks in a brooder are now in the laundry room because of the addition of two kitties. When I go in there it seems really warm. Can it be too warm?
  2. the simple life

    the simple life Chillin' With My Peeps

    Whats the temp in there? I know someone who kept her brooder to warm and she lost a couple of chicks.
    At least thats what she thinks happend and when I stopped by her house her brooder was way too hot for them.
    They were trying to get away from the heat lamp and into a cooler spot in the box.
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I think it is probably around 80 in there. They are not scrambling to get away from the light.....
  4. Dottie Pratt

    Dottie Pratt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2008
    I have 9 day old in the laundry room.
    Temp. is at 85 and they are fine.
    I would say that if they are not trying to get away from the heat. They are fine.
    I'm very new to this my first 6 babies. So its just my oppion.
    Surly no expert!!!!! [​IMG]

  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    We had our 12 week olds during the summer so there was no worry, but now, I just didn't know. They are there so the kitties don't get them, and I want them to be ok.
  6. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    a constant 80 would be fine, the issue with chicks is ensuring that they stay warm enough, 95 minus 5 for each week etc... chicks raised outside during the summer constant 90 degree temp do fine as long as they have plenty of water.
  7. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

    Feb 10, 2008
    Eastern NC
    Quote:If you are using a heat lamp let them tell you, if they are huddled under the light they are cold if they are on the outside trying to get away to hot. If they get really hot they will pant like a dog does, that means way to hot.

    We raise our heat lamp a few inches each week untill they don't need it

    Steve in NC
  8. EasTurdHill

    EasTurdHill Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 14, 2008
    Eastern Shore, MD
    My week old chicks panted in 95, 90, and 85 degree heat.They were too sleepy also in the 90's. I have 2 thermometers in there to double check. They are 2 weeks old now and seem to enjoy 75 degrees. I watch them to see where they are gathering and everyone is kinda spread out from the lamp area.
  9. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Thanks for these answers. I was concerned about them - I still am because we keep moving them all over the place. they were in our shower when I came home [​IMG] Step daughter was here doing laundry so my fiance moved them. Now they are in my son's room with their lamp.
  10. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2007
    I agree with the above posts, but just wanted to add that my hen hatched out nine little fuzzybutts in the barn 10 days ago and they are all fine despite the freezing temps we're having. I'm amazed!
    The little ones have no feathers but they run around after her in the cold (today's high was 38 F) with seemingly no problem. She sits on them more often, is all. They are hardy little critters!

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