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homemade incubator light bulb question

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I built a incubator out of an old mini-fridge using the cooler-bator design from BYC.  I lived in California and hatched hundreds of chicks.  i have recently moved to Idaho and fired up my incubator in my garage.  unfortunately, it is Feb. and freezing cold.  so my incubator is having problems keeping up the temp.  I was wondering if anyone with homemade incubators had tried using small reptile heat bulbs to heat their incubator.  

 

I think that the large heat lamp bulbs would be too hot and intense.  but maybe the smaller bulb would work.

 

Any ideas?

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could you use the heat lamps on the outside?  directed at the bator, to help maintain the out side temps?

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