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Why do chicks need heat lamps?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SpringChickens, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Songster

    Feb 1, 2009
    College Station, Tx
    We were at TSC today and my daughter asked the worker "why do chicks need heat lamps?"

    To which he replied "Because they're cold blooded"

    Huh... cold blooded? I didn't know a cold blooded animal could regulate their body temperature at 103 degrees. And I wonder why the adults don't need heat lamps then... Maybe the chicks need a heat lamp because they don't have their mother to keep them warm until they feather out.

    Some people [​IMG] At least he didn't give any potentially dangerous information.
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2011

  2. Nikkumz

    Nikkumz Songster

    Mar 24, 2011
    Like a simple, 'To keep them warm' wouldnt do? Geez some people just dont know how to talk to kids....And shouldnt especially if they dont know what they are talking about
  3. zengrrl

    zengrrl Songster

    Mar 25, 2011
    Oakland County, MI
    Chicks can't regulate their own body temperature...but I don't want to go against the knowledge of that employee lol!

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