Question about brooding

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Glenmar, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am due to hatch my first egg on next Monday [​IMG] If all goes well, when I put the chick outside in the brooder,will it only need the heat lamp at night?
    It has been so blooming hot. I was not sure.
     
  2. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    You don't want the chick to get below I think 100 for that first week. At least that is how we did it, then 5 degrees down after that. So if it drops below that in the day or night, any time, you would want the heat lamp. Of course with space to move away from it if they are too hot.
     
  3. birdboy508

    birdboy508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it depends if its 85 or below it needs a heat lamp:).
     
  4. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Is it below 85 anywhere in the Us right now?
     
  5. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist Premium Member

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    Quote:SAN DIEGO !!!!! -74 and sunny today [​IMG]
     

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