temperature of 2 week olds

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by smalltownnewbie, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. smalltownnewbie

    smalltownnewbie New Egg

    Mar 10, 2012
    We have 2 1/2 week old Buff's, Silver Laced Wyandottes, and Rhode Island Reds. My son wants to show a couple at the fairs this summer so we were given a tip to feed them turkey starter so they grow faster and get their feathers in faster so they will be ready by fair time. The temperature in their brooder is currently between 80-85. My question is since they are growing faster should we maybe have the temperature a little lower because they don't seem quite as active as they have been, although they are laying around in all different spots in the brooder not necessarily away from the heat lamps.
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    I suggest you don't overthink or stress yourself about it. Watch the chicks and see what they tell you.

    My preference is to heat only one small area of the brooder and let the rest cool down as it will. This way they can find their own comfort zone and I don't have to stress about it.

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