Wednesday, 16 March 2016
I prefer to use a brooding plate rather than a heat lamp for my chicks. I feel it gives them a more natural experience, as hiding under a mother hen they would be warm and cosy and dark.
The brooder plate also uses less electricity than a traditional heat lamp, at only 20watts. There is also less risk of it causing a fire, which is a really big concern of mine as they are in my house.
They will stay in here for a few weeks, after which i will transition them with their brooding plate to the outside coop, separate from the older ladies until they are of a size when they can hold their own