New baby - help needed please

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by hillbillychick, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. hillbillychick

    hillbillychick New Egg

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    Hi, I have a new fluf ball this morning, my first hatched. I have put it under a heat lamp, but I am not sure how far away from the box to hang it (the lamp). I don't want her to get too hot or too cold.


    thanks everyone [​IMG]
     
  2. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

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    i believe it is about 18". if you have a heat lamp, watch the temp, they can get much hotter than you think.

    best blessings on your little hatchling!
     
  3. Frizzledhen

    Frizzledhen Spear Gunnin' Coons

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    Get a thermometer in there and try to keep the temp at about 95. Day olds don't know enough to get away from the heat if it is too hot.
     
  4. hillbillychick

    hillbillychick New Egg

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    Thanks for your help. Oh the stress and happiness of babies. [​IMG]
     
  5. Frizzledhen

    Frizzledhen Spear Gunnin' Coons

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    OH, congrats on your new fluff ball. [​IMG]
     
  6. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If the brooder is in your house, you probably don't need the typical 250 watt heat lamp. A 100-150 will often be warm enough depending on your home temp. I agree, use a thermometer to measure the heat under the lamp and make sure they have space to get away from it as well if it does get too hot for them. Good luck with your babies.

    Jody
     

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