Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BackyardGuy, May 13, 2010.

  1. BackyardGuy

    BackyardGuy Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 3, 2010
    New Iberia
    before I buy chicks I,m check ing the tempature ,see I live in southern Louisiana and i am worried about cooking them under the heat lamp in the highs that it get in at noon time. I am looking what to do. do I turn off the lights when needed without flutuating the tempature for them . what is the best way for then , any suggestions would be helpful thanks
  2. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    It is best to have an area under the heat light at 90-95* but it is equally important to have a cool area, that they can go to if they are too hot. For instance, if you have a Rubbermaid tote tub .... put the light at one end, and leave the other end without a light. They will go back and forth, in my experience.
  3. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    If they are day olds, it should be 95 for the first week and go down 5 degrees each week until you get to your temp in the house.

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