temperature regulation

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by nick6442, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. nick6442

    nick6442 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a plywood brooder 18" high and 4'x8' space, I live in southern Alabama I was wondering any advice for regulating temps in the box. one far end is wire pine shaving bed. Red heat lamp for heat, but our temps are crazy 25 last night and its 10:30 and already 65 outside. The brooder is in a shed no draft but was a fight last night to keep 95 for 20 4 day old babies , and two ducks. Also we work all day so cannot constant monitor
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2013
  2. Angiebubs

    Angiebubs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Having as many in there as you do, will help as they can get body heat from each other if needed. As long as you have one area that stays at 95 for the first week (drop by 5 degree per week) and the other end they can get away to cool down-it should be fine.
     
  3. nick6442

    nick6442 Out Of The Brooder

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    What about when summer comes around and we start our triple digits in the shade
     
  4. SamanthaBrooke

    SamanthaBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here in Georgia the temps are much like yours, last night we were 20 degrees but its already pretty warm out, like you its been a struggle to keep the temps correct, over night and they are even in my house, it was dropping down to below 90 degrees at times then would spike up to 105 degrees, I have been up ever 2 hours to check the temperature to be sure they aren't frozen or roasting, at this time my temperature has settled at 94 which is great, should be 90 for 3 week old babies but they are super happy so, so am I!
     

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