Too hot?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by clgraham76, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. clgraham76

    clgraham76 Out Of The Brooder

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    How do you know if the heat lamp is getting the babies too hot?
     
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    I rigged up a heat source with two 25-watt bulbs, but knew they weren't really warm enough, so I was finally able to get to TSC for a heat lamp. Now, I don't know if they're just so happy to be warm that they are laid out comfortably, or if they're too hot....?
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    They will try and get as far away from the heat source as possible and often open their beaks (this is how chickens cool down)

    CT
     
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    Thanks for your quick reply! They don't seem to be trying to get away. After quite some time, I did just see one with his beak open, but the rest are laid out, sleeping, I guess. LOL
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    You are welcome. If its a concern, consider raising your lamp a little and observing them. If they group together, they are too cold but if they run around doing their usual chicken thing, then they are fine.

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    Great! Thanks! I think they're fine...I'm just being a worry wart. I think they're just finally warm ENOUGH.
     
  7. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Thats great - its normal to fret and worry - we all do! [​IMG]
     

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