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post #11 of 17

As I was just reading, perhaps feeding a little chick grit can help with clearing any mucous collecting in the gizzard...def keep an eye on them...i agree with jensownzoo...just trying to think of things that would help!

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Outlaw Brooder Heating Lamps!! Use Mama Heating Pad (MHP)!!

 

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Overthinkers, UNITE!!

 

First Chickens 2/23/16; 3 Gold Laced Wyandottes and 3 Partridge Rocks named Ophelia, Maybellene, Caldonia, Nadine, Evangeline and Alberta!

 

Outlaw Brooder Heating Lamps!! Use Mama Heating Pad (MHP)!!

 

Chicken Music: My playlist here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1-Tb0ZMLqCI52B3Nbp6hKaMtcw5iN0EY

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post #12 of 17
OMG that's scary. I have the ecoglow Heatplate for that reason. Im.sacred to fire! My chicks love it too. They run under it when they want warms and protection and sleep and run about for food and water. I highly recommend one! And they have a small one for like 10 chinks max and another one that has like 20 plus fyi
post #13 of 17
Plus it doesn't raise electric bill at all
post #14 of 17

I had a small fire outside the brooder. I immediately bought the stuff to set up the Mama Heating Pad method (you can search that term on BYC and easily find the thread). The chicks have loved their heat cave and thrived. I'll never brood any other way now.

post #15 of 17

How  scary! But so glad everyone is okay. I had a heat lamp last year, and had it secured several ways, and it still made me scared!  I tried the mama heating pad thing, but then my husband did research and wasn't crazy about that, since heating pads aren't meant to be run 24/7, and it's warned not to leave them on when you're not using them, due to fire hazard. So..... this year we're doing the EcoGlo brooder just to be safe. Good luck!

Mother Hen to 2 Red Sex-Links, 1 Golden-Laced Wyandotte, 1 RIR, 1 Black Australorp, 1 Double-Laced Barnevelder, 2 Easter Eggers, 1 Swedish Flower Hen, 1 Egyptian Fayoumi, 2 Crested Cream Legbars, 1 Sapphire, and 1 Sapphire Roo (soon to be rehomed)!  RIP Chickeny
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Mother Hen to 2 Red Sex-Links, 1 Golden-Laced Wyandotte, 1 RIR, 1 Black Australorp, 1 Double-Laced Barnevelder, 2 Easter Eggers, 1 Swedish Flower Hen, 1 Egyptian Fayoumi, 2 Crested Cream Legbars, 1 Sapphire, and 1 Sapphire Roo (soon to be rehomed)!  RIP Chickeny
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post #16 of 17

I did a post with five safety tips for brooder lamps, at http://www.plamondon.com/wp/three-crucial-rules-building-chicken-coop.

 

My favorite tip, if I do say so myself, is "stop using 250-watt heat lamps!" The smaller 125-watt heat lamps cause a lot less trouble.

 

Robert

Robert Plamondon * Norton Creek Press, Blodgett Oregon * Latest Reprint: Turkey Management by Marsden & Martin * Most Popular: Fresh-Air Poultry Houses by Dr. Woods. See my Chicken FAQ, too.
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Robert Plamondon * Norton Creek Press, Blodgett Oregon * Latest Reprint: Turkey Management by Marsden & Martin * Most Popular: Fresh-Air Poultry Houses by Dr. Woods. See my Chicken FAQ, too.
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I did a post with five safety tips for brooder lamps, at http://www.plamondon.com/wp/three-crucial-rules-building-chicken-coop.

 

My favorite tip, if I do say so myself, is "stop using 250-watt heat lamps!" The smaller 125-watt heat lamps cause a lot less trouble.

 

Robert

Sigh. Wrong link. I meant: http://www.plamondon.com/wp/5-brooder-lamp-safety-tips/

Robert Plamondon * Norton Creek Press, Blodgett Oregon * Latest Reprint: Turkey Management by Marsden & Martin * Most Popular: Fresh-Air Poultry Houses by Dr. Woods. See my Chicken FAQ, too.
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