Temperature

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SophieStiller, Nov 23, 2007.

  1. SophieStiller

    SophieStiller New Egg

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    Better too hot or too cold. the temperature (ambient) ranges from 35 degrees Celsius (95f) and 20 (68f). Today it got really hot (nearly 40 degrees (100+ Fahrenheit)) and my poor chick started panting so i had to turn the air con on for him.

    From what I've read its really important to keep them fairly warm but if i want to go out i run the risk of either getting him to cold (leave the heat lamp off) or overheating him if i turn the heat lamp on.

    He is by himself so he can't huddle with other chicks if he is cold.

    So is it better if he gets too hot or too cold?
     
  2. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    How old is the chick? Overall it is better to have air temps to cool than too hot. Lots of bedding to snuggle down in will help.
     
  3. TxChiknRanchers

    TxChiknRanchers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put the heat lamp pointed in such a way so that it can move away from the heat to cool off or closer to get warm. They will do that you know.

    Randy
     
  4. SophieStiller

    SophieStiller New Egg

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    Yeah, plenty of snugly beddingfor the 4 day old chick, and i have the lamp pointed in one direction but.. i think he always sits on the side that is closest to me.. even if that means he is in the light and panting (very cute.. not so bright). Seems to be doing well though so im not too worried.
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Have you tried putting a small stuffed animal in with him? Sometimes they'll cuddle up to that.
     

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