My brooder is outside its 95 plus degrees here. Do I still need heat lamp?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by deputychicken21, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. deputychicken21

    deputychicken21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey Folks
    my brooder is under an awning at the barn. Its well over 90 degrees here everyday. My chicks are staying well away from the heat lamp. can I just leave it off during the day and turn it on at night when it cools off? This is my first summer time hatch. Thank you
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    I would give it a try and monitor the reaction of your chicks as an indicator of their comfort level.
     
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  3. deputychicken21

    deputychicken21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you
    That's what I was thinking, just wanted another opinion.
     
  4. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    Most definitely! How old are your chicks? They start out at 90-95 degrees for their heat source and each week reduce by approx. 5 degrees...poor little things are getting cooked...eek!!
     
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