- Mar 10, 2013
I've got 34 chicks (chickens) coming in the next few days and the temp decided to drop to the 20's and 30's at night and 40's and 50's in the daytime for the next few days, I've got an old brooder box that i'm using, it's in the chicken house which is not insulated but is draft free. we got the internal heater working when it was in the 60's outside it had the temp at 95 but now it can only keep it at 80, I thought about putting the chicks in a large rubbermaid tub with heat lamp suspended over it for the first week or so until it gets warmer but I don't know if that will keep it warm enough when all around the tub it's 30 degrees. Please help, this is my first time with baby chicks and I really don't want to mess it up. Thanks!