Temp outside 85??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by greenemother, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. greenemother

    greenemother Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,
    My chicks are 3 weeks old and today the temp here in Louisiana is 85 degrees. I have the air off and in their room it's also 85. Is it ok to turn their heat light off?
    Thanks,
    Lissadell
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I would. Or if you have the space, have the heat at only one side of their brooder so that any chick that gets a chill can go to it for a warm up.
     
  3. BayouPoules

    BayouPoules Chillin' With My Peeps

    Agreed.
    Our chicks are 2 weeks old and they have been moving away from the heat lamp to cool off,.. so we now have it in one corner and they arrange themselves in a semi circle around the edge of the light. They have gone outside on the porch in a cage a few days now for a couple of hours without a heat lamp,.. we just put one small corner in the sun, and seem very comfortable, happy and active in the 85 degree weather. I just watch them closely to be sure.
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