quick light question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jjakaus, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. jjakaus

    jjakaus Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 4 chicks, 3 about 2 weeks and one 2 days. I have a brooder in my garage with a heat lamp and everything. It seems like it gets really warm in there during the day. Should I still leave the heat lamp all the time?

    Thanks
    Janice
     
  2. jwg423

    jwg423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep a thermometer inside the brooder so I can keep track of the temp. if the temp gets to high I either raise the lamp or turn it off.
     
  3. chickiepie

    chickiepie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Same here. Keep an eye on it, you may be able to turn the light off depending on just how warm its getting, or move the lamp away.
     
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I agree depending on what the temp is you probably can turn the lamp off during the day. I keep my newly hatched chicks between 90 to 95 degrees the first week, but they can tolerate if it is a little lower.
     
  5. Pharm Girl

    Pharm Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a 50 watt red reptile heat emitting bulb and lower the light pretty low. That way the have a little heated area to go to if they get cold, but the rest of the brooder is a more comfortable temperature. It really works great and you don't have to guess if they are getting too hot or cold.

    (This is only for chicks a couple weeks old and beyond though. A two day old chick may need more heat. Tough one)
     
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2011

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