Six day old chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by itsnina, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. itsnina

    itsnina Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 28, 2013
    I believe my room is at that too cold for my chick? He's in a box with two soft scarfs and he tucked himself in and he's not chirping, every time I put the heater on he starts chirping - did he get used to my temperature???
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Ideally you should keep a chick at 90-95* for the first week and reduce the temperature by around 5* per week until it's fully feathered (6-7 weeks). I think your chick is enjoying the heat from the heater! If you can get your room's temperature up to 80* at least it will be good. Lower than that would be a little cold for it.
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