Too hot or just right?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jolee198, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. jolee198

    jolee198 New Egg

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    I have only had my chicks for 3 days. They are four days old now. I had them outside up until tonight when temps were suppose to drop lower than my comfort level.i moved them in my room but couldn't decide if they still needed their heat lamp.i decided to leave it on tonight because they didn't really act like they were to hot. [​IMG]
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    90 degrees for the first week, then decrease by 5 degrees per week after that. They need fairly consistent temps. particularly for the first 2 or 3 weeks. You can tell whether they are comfortable to a point by their behavior, but they can fool you, too. It's best to get the temp set so it doesn't vary much, then adjust to their behavior. Or, have a large enough brooder that they can move far away from the heat source, and set their own temp that way.
     

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