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week old chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chittyn, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. chittyn

    chittyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the chicks are a week old now they seem to be ok (touch wood) I tried to lower the temp from 34 29 but i found all the chicks huddled together under the lamp tonight what should i do ?
     
  2. ilovemydog

    ilovemydog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put the lamp closer.
     
  3. chittyn

    chittyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yh i moved it down now but i thought i needed to lower the temp ?
     
  4. marlene

    marlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When i lower the temp in my brooder i have found that some times they huddle together for a while till they get used to the adjustment, but with in a few hours they seem ok again. This is my observation with my chicks, i am no way an expert.
     
  5. Bantam Username

    Bantam Username Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nights are getting colder, maybe raise it a little during the day and lower it at night?
     
  6. OneTenthAcreAndAChicken

    OneTenthAcreAndAChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:That's what I did. Although I did it when they were about 3-4 weeks. We had warm days - I turned it off during the heat of the day, then back on at night.
     

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