Water temps!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cochinbantam-lover, May 6, 2009.

  1. cochinbantam-lover

    cochinbantam-lover Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Wisconsin
    They say you are to have the chicks first water at like 98 degrees or ?? How do you measure the temps of the water that you give them?
    Thanks!
     
  2. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

    Aug 14, 2008
    Fernley, NV
  3. cochinbantam-lover

    cochinbantam-lover Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Wisconsin
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  4. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

    Aug 14, 2008
    Fernley, NV
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  5. cochinbantam-lover

    cochinbantam-lover Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Wisconsin
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  6. firedove

    firedove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2008
    Fitzwilliam NH
    I usually run my brooder for 24 hours before the chicks come in so I just put the water in a few hours before arrival is expected and it warms up with just the brooder temps. I've never had a problem. As for estimating water temps, most people like to shower at about 100 degrees so if the water feels good for stepping in for a hot shower it is probably around there somewhere.
     

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