Our Texas fall temps are still in the high 90’s, which is miserable for the fall garden but great to brood out meat chickens.
We ordered 40 meat chicks and 12 Buffs to replace the current laying flock. The new Buffs will take over in the spring time which will hopefully be a good time to sell of the old laying flock.
Right now the brooder heater only has to come on at random times during the night or very early morning. I mean, we wake up to temps close to 80. After this first week we probably won’t need a heater at all unless this heat breaks. Which we are praying it does!