quail brooder - Page 2
I use the 250W bulbs with a dimmer and it works great. I just turn it down slightly every 2-3 days as long as everyone's happy. With that set-up, you can raise the light up and turn it up to heat a larger area or drop it down and turn the dimmer down to heat a smaller area. It also lets you handle both warm and cold weather with one bulb.
My cots are at 15 days and I'm kicking them out in a week to 10 days so I can brood the next batch. The weather's finally broken here, so I can get them out of my basement and into the greenhouse, as soon as I build the greenhouse.