too hot? *pic*

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by wjallen05, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. wjallen05

    wjallen05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So am I supposed to take this as a sign that they are too hot?

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    (btw, that is a 100 watt bulb, and they are 1 week old)
     
  2. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

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    yes. Jean
     
  3. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

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    Yes they are probley to hot. I would move the light up some and see how that works.
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Its probably a bit hot, however, seeing as you do have it on one side, the birds aren't actively panting, or piling, and they are spread out on the non lit side, I would leave it as be. Reason being, if they have space to get away from heat in the day, during the "cold" of night when all is asleep in the house, it may get a bit cooler overall, so they may want to get closer to the light then. Looks just fine and they have the space to self regulate so good to go!

    I'm sure they'll be out growing that in no time!
     
  5. moduckman

    moduckman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, move the lamp up. Another thing, if the lamp is too high then the birds will become more vocal and crwod together. All you have to do is find a happy medium.[​IMG]
     
  6. moduckman

    moduckman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just another thing. Get a scoop of dirt or top soil and put in there with them. They'll love it!!![​IMG]
     
  7. wjallen05

    wjallen05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I moved the light up to sit on top of the cage. I needed to close the lid anyway, they are starting to use their wings a lot more, and I also don't want them to burn themselves.

    I'll put some soil in there, good idea, thanks! It was so cute when I first added the shavings (I used paper towels for the first 5 days or so), they started rolling all around in it, too cute!
     
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  8. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Beautiful babies. I think they are alright. They seem to have enough room to find their comfort zone.
     

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