Turkey Chicks and there Brooder!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by craigle dude, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. craigle dude

    craigle dude In the Brooder

    We are getting 2 turkey chicks that hatched yesterday later today and I just wanted to know if this would be al right for them?
    By craigle
    It's got a red heatlamp in there but it's not very warm [​IMG] should I use a heat mat aswell I don't think it owuld burn the chicks because of the bedding but any suggestion please [​IMG]
  2. SarahIrl

    SarahIrl Songster

    May 4, 2010
    West Cork, Ireland
    If you place a thermometer on a book about the thickness of a chick's height, and it measures 90-95F you'll be just fine. Put it in the warmest spot you can see. The chicks will move in and out of the heat anyway. Make sure their drinking water is WARM, not cold, and contains a non-iron multi vitamin supplement. I use drops intended for kiddies, just two or three drops into about 600ml of water.
  3. craigle dude

    craigle dude In the Brooder

    Would and electric thermometer work the ones that you put under your arm/tongue? the one we have in the tank is at the top of the sliding door and only measures 78 [​IMG] could I use a heat mat?

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