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stall for brooder?????

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Iheartchicks<3:), Feb 13, 2011.

  1. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2010
    Mount Vernon, WA
    i AM planning on brooding around 7 chicks in our barn next month.. They are standard sized stalls and there is electricity in the barn.. It is predator proof but has 2 windows...so that lets in cold air.. I will get pics tomorrow... It is fairly large.. im wondering how many heat lamps i will need...
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2011
  2. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    As long as its draft free on the level your chicks will be you should be fine. You only need one area of the stall at 95 - not all of it. They need to be able to get away from the light. You might want to limit the area they have though - one might wander too far and not be able to find its way back to the light (in the first few days - after that you should be fine).

    Maybe try one big red heat lamp to start and go from there? Put a thermometer on the floor to see what the temp is. [​IMG]
     
  3. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2010
    Mount Vernon, WA
    Ok thanks!
     

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