New electric hen problems

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by maisie, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. maisie

    maisie Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 1, 2009
    I have just bought an electric hen, its 40cm square. I plugged it in at 9 today and its still not gone above 30 degrees C.

    I have it set at about 3-4 inches about the floor.

    What am i doing wrong. Should it be lower? It seems amazing to me that they could live under something that low already. The eggs are due to hatch on Sunday so i really want to get things sorted before then and make sure it warms up okay.

    Any advice appreciated, thank you
  2. basicliving

    basicliving Keepin' the sunny side up

    Mar 20, 2008
    Shenandoah Valley, VA
    Hi Maisie - and [​IMG] !

    I really know nothing about this subject, but I wonder if you may have more luck posting your question in the Incubating & Hatching Eggs Forum? I bet someone would know the answer to your question there.

    Take care,

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