- Apr 7, 2013
Posted in another thread but no response, so starting my own thread. I have had my chicks for 4 weeks today. I am using a 250 watt red heat bulb. I have every week raised it and the temps have not gone down (still showing at 90 degrees). They will sometimes lie under it, no one is panting, but obviously it should not be that warm in there. Should I change the bulb to a regular red bulb, say a 60 watt? I cannot go any higher with the lamp, it may fall (will attach pic). I know the drop in temp should be gradual, so don't want to just take it away, but have to get the temps down. Thanks for any ideas. They are in a pac-n-play for a brooder.