Temperature and chicks question--just making sure I am reading right

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by walkerbrens, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. walkerbrens

    walkerbrens Chirping

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    Need to make sure I am reading all the information correctly. I have 1 week old baby chicks. This week the temp was supposedly to be lowered to 90 and I have done that. The chicks are hanging out completely on other side of the brooder box. They are huddled together sleeping and are eating and drinking well and active....no distressed chirping or anything along that line. It appears that the area under the lamp is too warm for them. Should I lower the temp slightly (raise the lamp) perhaps to 85 to allow them to spend more time under the under the heat lamp or just let them spend all their time on the colder side of the brooder. Don't want to keep them too warm.
     
  2. ericmcginn5

    ericmcginn5 Chirping

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    if they are staying away from the lamp turn the temp down a little. if they stay under it then they are cold and turn it up if they are movving all around the cage then they are perfect
     
  3. walkerbrens

    walkerbrens Chirping

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    This is my first batch of chicks. Thank you so much for your help.
     
  4. ericmcginn5

    ericmcginn5 Chirping

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    your welcome what kind of chicks are they
     

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