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Will I need a heat lamp?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by blessedmamato3, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. blessedmamato3

    blessedmamato3 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 11, 2011
    Hi all,

    It's really hot here in North TX (103-105 and 90 at night) and I'm expecting chicks this week. I know this probably goes without saying, but they won't need heat lamps, right?
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    probably not.

    Usually you will start off at 90-95*F, and drop it 5*F each week. I'd be more worried about it being too hot. Might want to plan for some cooling.

  3. ozarkmomma

    ozarkmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 6, 2009
    the ozarks
    We are in Arkansas and right now it is 100 during the day. We are not using the heat lamp except at night when it drops to 75. The brooder box is in the garage. We have the 2 windows open and the side door for ventilation. We have a small fan that blows across the top of the brooder box. My chicks are a week old and the heat doesn't seem to be bothering them so far. Hopefully this way they will be acclimated to the heat from the beginning.
  4. blessedmamato3

    blessedmamato3 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 11, 2011
    I know, it's been so hot. Nights aren't dropping much. Would a fan blowing over the top of them be sufficient? We have either the garage or the back deck to put them on.

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