what does the water temp

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by gaited horse, May 6, 2009.

  1. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

    Aug 14, 2008
    Fernley, NV
    need to be for the chicks
     
  2. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    "about room temp"

    For babies I always let it warm up from the tap, then check with my wrist to make sure it wasn't too hot.

    Once they moved outside they just get whatever's coming out of the faucet.
     
  3. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

    Aug 14, 2008
    Fernley, NV
    I thought it was 97 f
     
  4. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Quote:For drinking water?
     
  5. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

    Aug 14, 2008
    Fernley, NV
    yea thats the brooder temp
     
  6. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    97 is high even for the brooder temp. Mine were happy between 90 and 95. for the very first week, they quickly got hot as they grew though. Mainly just watch the chicks and provide both a warmer and cooler area.

    The drinking water should be warm, but not hot. Like handwash warm, or baby bottle warm, but not dishwashing hot. You don't want to chill the chicks, that's all.
     
  7. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

    Aug 14, 2008
    Fernley, NV
    thank you I am going to fix that right know
     
  8. cochinbantam-lover

    cochinbantam-lover Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Wisconsin
    Thanks all for the info!! [​IMG]
     

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