The chicks are pretty hedonistic creatures. In this video the little white chick at the center walks into the hot zone under the heat lamp and, well, melts. They'll sprawl out at full length and fan their wings and roll over and toast their toes and show every sign of having a really good time.
This is the scene underneath the brooder. You can see there's a hot zone in front of each light -- if the chicks feel chilled they can move into that area. Otherwise they're evenly spaced around the brooder, nodding off in a couple of cases.
There's no chicks close to me because my hand startled them away from this edge. there's 300 chicks under this particular brooder.
3 days ago