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Any experiences with these 50 watt ceramic heat bulbs from ebay

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/White-Infrared-Ceramic-Heat-Emitter-Lamp-Light-Bulb-for-Reptile-Pet-Brooder-50W-/331542426521?hash=item4d3177f399:g:m30AAOSweW5VQIr2

 

or

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/220V-25-50-75-100W-Black-Ceramic-Emitter-Heater-Pet-Reptile-Heat-Light-Lamp-Bulb-/252143749133?var=550980357089&hash=item3ab4f0480d:i:252143749133

 

I'm leaning towards the black because its a third of the price and won't confuse daylight cycles...but I'm wondering how many chicks per 50watt bulb(this is for future reference as well).

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I use these regularly! Love them. Great for someone like me who uses solar power and needs something low-wattage so it won't run the batteries out. It's also great because the chicks get used to sleeping in dark, so they don't make a big fuss when you finally turn it off. It's good for about 8 chicks or so, maybe 10 banties. Make sure to hang it low though, since the heat radius isn't very good.

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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I agree with QueenMisha about the number of birds that can be kept warm with the ceramic bulbs. I bought one but found I had too many birds and it didn't keep them warm enough. I ended up back with a red heat bulb...
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Neither one will shed any light...I found they didn't project the heat very far away from 'bulb'.

 

Went with DIY pseudo heat plate for 'dark' warmth.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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