Caring for chicks weeks 1-6 -TEMPERATURE

Updated: Jan 22

Chicks need a few things when they come home:

The right temperature - I've mentioned in a previous post that you do not require a thermometer for you chick brooder. The chicks will tell you by their behaviour whether they are cold or warm. They require 95 degrees F out of the incubator, and you can decrease the temp by 5 degrees every week. This means by 6 weeks, they should be able to be off heat. We went with the Brinsea this year, and I love the fact that I can easily adjust the height for front back and sides on the fly. To adjust the temp, you simply adjust the legs.</