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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lesaletts, Mar 31, 2017.

  1. lesaletts

    lesaletts New Egg

    Mar 30, 2017
    Need help I have a 125 watt bulb &250 for heat lamp I have 2 week old chicks.they move around the same.any suggestions?
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 14, 2012
    Conway SC
    How many chicks?? For 5 to 10 chicks I use a 60 watt, dropped down inside the brooder and adjusted till the floor temp is around 85 degree's for 2 week old chicks. Them big lights are Not needed. Think of a broody hen---only heats the small area under her. Let your light be on one end only leaving the food and water on the other end. Chicks do better that way than the whole brooder heated---that is not good.
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2017
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - great that you have joined us.
  4. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013

    Thanks for joining us, hope you're enjoying the chicks!
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, lesaletts, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! Best of luck with your chicks!
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens.
  7. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under lesaletts [​IMG] Welcome!

    Sorry that I do not have any brooder experience, just hatches under a broody hen so I will just wish you all the best.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]

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