Would you rather...?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BarefootMom, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Songster

    Jul 20, 2010
    Half Way, Missouri
    Brood chicks in the summer? Why?

    Brood chicks in the winter? Why?

    I would rather brood in the winter so I can keep the temp more steady inside the brooder. A friend of mine prefers to do it in the summer- in fact she just had about 40 chicks hatch this week. I think it is harder to keep the temp right in the summer, especially if your brooder is outside. Today the high is 99 with a low of 68 tomorrow the high is 72 with a low of 48 < see the problem?

  2. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
    I would rather do it in the summer--where I live I can put them outside a lot quicker. I keep a separate pen for after the brooder & then integrate them when they get bigger.

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