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