In the Brooder
- Mar 2, 2011
So I thought the temperature my chicks are at is 98 degrees. But today the thermometer shifted to directly UNDER the light, and showed 120 degrees! It had previously been in the corner, where the lamp met the side of the bin. Of course, the chicks can spread out, and do on the other sides of the bin. If you saw my earlier post, I lost a chick earlier today, to a pasty butt. Should I adjust the temperature? If so, what is the optimal temp directly under the light, and also around the edges? The house temperature will drop about 10-20 degrees when I turn off the house heater later tonight. Currently, the chicks are under a 50 watt bulb, about 8 inches above them.