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 3/13/2017 9:07 AM
 
Im going to be laying day old chicks down in my barn. Im going to use cardboard rings around the brooder lights. How big or small should I make the rings? i.e. How close do I want the chicks to the light? ill be putting about 100 chicks in each ring.
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 3/15/2017 8:30 AM
 

The chicks will generally find their own comfort zone in the heat ring created by your heat lamps. As far as a size of ring it can depend on how much room you have, but I would recommend 3'-5' rings depending on how intense your lamps are. The higher off the ground your brooder lamp is, the larger and less intense the heat ring will be. When the chicks are put down, if you notice birds right under your brooder lamp and almost piling, you will want to lower the lamp closer to the bedding. This will intensify your heat and create a "hot spot" directly under your lamp. If birds shy away from the area under your lamp to the point they are grouping tight or piling at your cardboard rings, you will want to raise your lamp some, as the area directly under the lamp is too hot. When we check our brooders, we use an infared thermometer gun. These are relatively inexpensive $10-$30 and you can get a good idea of how your birds will react. If your hot spot is around 105 degrees and gradually decreases as you move toward your ring, you should be good. The birds should find comfort in the 88 degree to 100 degree areas.

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 3/31/2017 8:59 AM
 

Ok got it. Also, how long should I keep the chicks in the rings?

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 4/1/2017 3:04 PM
 
One week works well.
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