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Brooder temperatures

Getting the correct brooder temperature is vital for keeping your birds fit and healthy

The following information is a guide to the temperatures that your brooder should be kept at for different ages of birds. Please note that these temperatures are based on the needs of Psittacine birds.

Parent hatched chicks are likely to be more comfortable at lower brooder temperatures due to the hen occasionally leaving the nest. However, the prevailing weather conditions should be taken into account. (i.e. a chick hatched in hot weather will be able to cope with higher brooder temperatures).

Careful observation of the chicks will allow you to fine tune this guide. If the chicks are lacking energy and huddle together they are too cold, chicks that pant may be too warm.


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