Is there a heat lamp out there that doesn't get 2nd degree burn hot? I'm trying to figure a brooder for my Buttons and the biggest obstacle for me is the heat source.
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That is one of the main problems encountered with the use of a lamp - they produce a LOT of heat. Alternative heat sources may be more what you are looking for - such as a brooder plate, etc. How many birds are you brooding at once and in what size of an area? This will factor into which alternatives may be a good option for you to use.
Right now I've only got four buttons in the brooder, but in a couple weeks I will have more. They're in a 10 gallon aquarium, I put a lower watt bulb and that seems to have worked reasonably well, but I will definitely check into a brooder plate to see what those are about. I imagine it's like a heat stone for reptiles?