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Switching chicks from heat lamp to heating plate

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

Hi everyone!

 

I just bought a premier heating lamp for my chicks. I have 5 chicks all who are a week old. They have been thriving and doing well with the heat lamp always between 90-95 degrees. Has anyone had any experiences switching from a 250 watt red light bulb to a heating plate? I also would like to know if anyone has any ideas on getting them to go under the plate.

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 9
Well I would make stick them under it and make it like a cave or something and they should be fine switching although I don't personally like the heating plates but they should be fine I could find the vid of how to make a heating cave to give u and idea of how to make ur heating plate like a cave like thing
post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 

Thank you so much! Great idea bout the cave.

post #4 of 9
I could find the video if u want
post #5 of 9
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oLMYgPnzAJ0

Here it is I might try that my self though but instead of the heating pad u make ur heating plate sort of like a cave type thing like that
post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 

Thank you! The video was extremely helpful!

post #7 of 9
Hope they like it happy to help have anymore questions
Edited by Chicken Egg 17 - 2/25/16 at 4:49pm
post #8 of 9
You can also switch the wattage of your bulb, I use a 125 watt white bulb, I have found the 250 bulbs to be too hot and use too much electricity.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #9 of 9
Yes I know those bulbs I turned mine on fir a couple minutes and the chicks are panting like dog that played ball all day in a 100 degree weather
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