New electric hen problems

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

  1. maisie

    maisie Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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,
    Penny
     

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