Heat Lamp Too Close To Brooder?
It may not be soo dangerous as not a very good idea. Most light bulbs are made from quite thin glass. If it is resting on a hard surface like the hardware cloth, it is prone to possibly shatter. You would end up with tiny pieces of glass that your chicks could possibly eat. (bad idea). It would be much better if you could hang the light so it is just above the screen but not touching it. Other option would be to rest the shade part on some type of risers so the bulb does not make contact. .... I know that most peeps hang their lights. This also allows them to adjust the heat output by hanging higher or lower.
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