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So I am a worrier, please help me out. Lol

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ashley74, Mar 19, 2015.

  1. ashley74

    ashley74 Out Of The Brooder

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    So I have four one week old chicks. I have thermometer inside the brooder that says 90 degrees. I noticed two always lay with their necks across each other's. The other two are off on their own. I worry because I'm always reading that if they crowd together it means they are cold. I just don't want to wake up to a dead baby. I want to make sure I'm doing everything correct. So is it normal for two to sleep like that or is it to cold?
     
  2. Odelia

    Odelia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is best if your brooder isn't one consistent temperature. If the heat lamp is on one end of the brooder the chicks can regulate themselves. If they are cold they go right under the lamp if they are warm they move away from it. This is how it works for chicks with a mamma hen. The go and eat and play, when they need warmth they go and warm up under mom. As far as laying together this is normal behavior. If all of your chicks are huddled close together they are cold.
     
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  3. ashley74

    ashley74 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, yes I have the lamp on the edge at one end. I have the thermoter on the side that's the warmest. They seem happy. I just worry, just like I did with my humn babies. Lol
     

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