Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gregory991, Mar 11, 2017.
Which is max tem in brooder?
The temps are included in this link, other information in there may also be helpful to you - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/...ks-the-first-60-days-of-raising-baby-chickens
Thanks a lot for the link, but can they stay in 102-103F temp?
That's higher than recommended. Just wondering, but is there something preventing you from lowering the temperature?
What if the temperature is not correct but they have a light bulb that makes some heat for them can they die form low temp?
Yes----They Sure can. Brooders should be only heated on one end---having that end about 95 to 100 the first week is ideal. Never heat the whole brooder----they can die from being to hot quicker than to cold. I use a thermometer to set-up my brooders---if its just a hanging light adjust the height and/or bulb wattage to get the temp around 100 for the first week. NEVER use a red 250 watt bulb to heat a small brooder. 250 watt bulbs are good to heat a huge barn floor for a few hundred chicks. I rarely use over a 75 watt bulb in my non-factory brooders, sometimes only using a 25 watt bulb if I only got a few chicks. NOTE gotta lower/raise the bulb to get the temp close below the light no matter what wattage bulb you use. .