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post #11 of 15
Hi heat lamps ARE VERY VERY HOT ! even the smallest amount of dust which they DO produce a HUGE amount of (as you will soon see) can ignite VERY quickly. Those of us who have seen coop fires (usually started from a HEAT LAMP OR HEATER) Can tell you that it is a pitiful site! chickens play and as they grow get a lot more rambunctious and can EASILY knock a heat lamp into bedding and POOF that fast you have fire. if you don't like the "mamma cave" system consider a radiant heat brooder. They are VERY INEXPENSIVE TO RUN compared to a heat lamp and because it's radiant heat there is NO CHANCE OF FIRE. The chicks huddle under it and it can be raised or lowered to accommodate growing chicks. I just got one for myself after wanting one for YEARS! Right now wayfair online has a sale on the one I got called Brinsea Ecoglow 20 Chick Brooder. They are usually priced over a hundred dollars but now the 20 chick is 10% off at 85 dollars. They have a 20 and 50 chick size.Please look it up online to read about it. it's very economical in the long run and VERY SAFE. it can't burn skin or anything around it. again it's called Brinsea Ecoglow 20.it's WELL WORTH the money. it has a very long plug in and Can be used safely in the coop. I really hope this helps. if you don't take anything away with what I've said please remember this very important warning , heat lamps are extremely dangerous to use in your coop. just don't do it. I really hope this helps.
Edited by realsis - 3/12/16 at 9:36pm
post #12 of 15

I've read about the ecoglow and actually decided that was the way I wanted to go...  so I guess that's all for the best.  Thank you!

Throw me to the wolves, and I'll come back. Leading the pack.....

 

~ Jeremiah 29:11 ~ 

 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

 

*~*Jennifer*~*

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Throw me to the wolves, and I'll come back. Leading the pack.....

 

~ Jeremiah 29:11 ~ 

 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

 

*~*Jennifer*~*

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post #13 of 15
Right now online Wayfair has them at 10% off!smile.png Your going to love♡♡♡♡your ecoglow!!! Wayfair shipped mine very fast! my chicks don't arrive until April 11th but I gave the ecoglow a test run when it arrived and I can't wait to use it! I've wanted one for Years now and when I saw the Sale price I was so happy!!!I'm sure you can still catch the 85 dollar price!! it's usually over 100!!Your going to love it!! you made a great choice!
post #14 of 15
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Last night I moved my 29 girls into the 4x4 coop we have which is sturdy and draft free...has a central light located about 3 feet above the floor...I have a 12 x 24 pad that place and pine shaving etc etc...they did fantastic....the floor temp said this morning 64 degrees and it got down to 34 last evening. I checked on them several times throughout the night and they were either on the pad or shuffling about feeding or drinking. They are TOTALLY enjoying the expanded room from the can brooder 2 x 4 can....Thanks for all the advice and help!!
post #15 of 15

Unfortunately I'm not going to be able to get it right now.. darn!  Oh well...  as of now, my chicks are under a heat lamp.  My coop isn't finished.  But I have a shipment coming in June, so maybe by then. xD

Throw me to the wolves, and I'll come back. Leading the pack.....

 

~ Jeremiah 29:11 ~ 

 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

 

*~*Jennifer*~*

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Throw me to the wolves, and I'll come back. Leading the pack.....

 

~ Jeremiah 29:11 ~ 

 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

 

*~*Jennifer*~*

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