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What to do when the power goes out whilst your Chicks are in the Brooder

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by DonR, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. DonR

    DonR Chirping

    Jan 9, 2014
    Portland, OR
    Does anyone have experience with a power outage when your chicks are in the brooder and counting on the heat lamp?
    Do you bring them inside and put them by the fireplace?

  2. ten chicks

    ten chicks Songster

    May 9, 2013
    Yes,bring them inside,be careful if placing close to fireplace as they can overheat(my fireplace throws off tremendous amounts of heat and would definitely cause overheating issues) You can also fill a hot water bottle or milk jugs or pop bottle with hot water and wrap in a towel or pillowcase. Doing this allows the chicks to sit beside/on/snuggle up to. I use boiling water inside a hot water bottle(wrapped in a pillowcase to prevent burns) for ill/injured chickens,works fantastic everytime.

    Make sure whatever you are filling with water does not leak,this is why i prefer a hot water bottle.

    Note: you can heat the water in fireplace in the event of power outage.
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2014

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