My chicks are always sleeping alot is it to hot? Or do they just do that just got my chicks
Ohhh ok thanks hope I haven't done any damage 0.0Bee said:Yep...wayyyyy too hot. I'd move that heat lamp way back until you have a warmth of around 85~88 and see how they react to that. The books all say 95 but most old timers will tell you that it is way too hot a temp.
If they are too cold you will see them huddling and struggling to get in the middle of the pile to stay warm or they will be "complaining" a lot...peeping way more than usual and can't seem to lie down and get comfy.
Too hot and they sleep a lot and try to get away from the source of the heat...your chicks can't because their brooder is a tad too small to use with a heat lamp. When using a small brooder, you can use a regular light bulb for heat and it will be sufficient.