Next new chick question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CaGoatLady, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. CaGoatLady

    CaGoatLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 10, 2009
    Auburn, CA
    I have my two chicks in the house, in a guinea pig cage...the kind with the 4 inch deep plastic bottom and the wire top. It is in the 90's outside, but I took the advice to use a heat lamp and just bought one. I also had a hanging IV stand, so I attached that to the cage that the chick's cage is sitting on and the lamp is hanging a little less than one foot from the top of the wire part of the top of the cage. I am soooo afraid of fire, and also afraid of cooking my chicks, so am I doing this right?
  2. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    western NC
    You can put a thermometer in there, but you can also tell by the chicks behavior - are they directly under the light and huddled up and peeping? Then they are cold, and you need to lower the lamp a bit. If they are avoiding being under it at all costs, raise it.

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