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White or Red bulb for heat lamp

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What heat lamp bulb does everyone use in their brooder heat lamp? Red/White? Advantages/Disadvantages?

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I'm not sure which is better I use red I use to use white
Jenna
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Most recommend a red one. Doesn't interfere with their sleep pattern. Make sure it says safe for brooders. Some have a Teflon coating, bad for chicks. My first were raised under a white light and did ok.

Currently "we" are myself, Sydney my female chow/golden retriever mix, Annie a lab mix and one each silver laced Wyandotte, gold laced Wyandotte, Buff Orpington, and Americana.
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Currently "we" are myself, Sydney my female chow/golden retriever mix, Annie a lab mix and one each silver laced Wyandotte, gold laced Wyandotte, Buff Orpington, and Americana.
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Currently I am using a white one with approximately 2 wk old chicks. I keep a thermometer in the box to keep an eye on the temp, and adjust the lamp according to temp.

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Most recommend a red one. Doesn't interfere with their sleep pattern. Make sure it says safe for brooders. Some have a Teflon coating, bad for chicks. My first were raised under a white light and did ok.


X2. We've used both. In addition to the red not interfering with their sleep cycle it does seem to last longer. As Ron C said, make sure it isn't Teflon coated.  That is dangerous and can kill chicks.

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