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I bought a red heat lamp from my hardware store, it is the bathroom heat lamp. My chicks are maybe 4 days old? And I find the heat lamp very warm, so I have it up quite high so it doesn't bake them. Any body else use a bathroom heat lamp? Should I go and get an actual heat lamp from the farm store?

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If you think it is a hazard, I would go to your local farm store and get a 200w (or it may be 250w) red heat bulb with the appropriate lamp.

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We need more details as to how much wattage it is.  250?  

 

Those can put out a lot of heat.  As you yourself said, you're aware of cooking them.  Easy to do in a small brooder where the chicks cannot really escape to cool place to self-regulate.

 

 

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I ended on getting a proper chick lamp, as the other heat lamp was way too hot!! Thank you :)

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I ended on getting a proper chick lamp, as the other heat lamp was way too hot!! Thank you :)

Glad to hear that! Good Luck with them!

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My Flock: (2) Dark Brahmas, (1) Black Australorp, (2) Golden Sebrights, (1) Old English Game Bantam, (3) Old English Game/Golden Sebright Crosses, (3) Easter Eggers

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