need help with my new brooder

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bluedog, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. bluedog

    bluedog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    East KY
    ok here is the deal ... the new brooder is in my garage with no heat i can get the temp up to a 95 or more if i need to at night win its cold out. but i work in the day and can not be here to check on the chicks and it gets warmer in day and its heats up in the brooder it gets to hot will a hot water thermostat work if hooked up to some of the lights and kick off win it gets to hot so it wont cook my chicks ..... any one have any ideas on this
  2. kitchwitch

    kitchwitch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 3, 2009
    Greensburg, Pa
    I'd take the temp in your garage for a week or so and compare the day and evening temps. If it stays fairly constant, you shouldn't have to worry.
    That's what I did.
  3. bubbazmommy

    bubbazmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 8, 2008
    Albany, ME
    We have a thermostat which we set. I believe it is something my hubby used with his reptiles.
  4. freddy22

    freddy22 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2008
    those are good ideas, and if you are set on keeping them there, see if you have a neighbor or friend that wouldnt mind checking in on them once or twice a day

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