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post #31 of 37

For day old chicks, the spot directly under the heat lamp should be about 32* C. The rest of the brooder should be room temp. 

post #32 of 37
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Originally Posted by junebuggena View Post

For day old chicks, the spot directly under the heat lamp should be about 32* C. The rest of the brooder should be room temp. 
is 100watt bulb enough to gain that32c??
post #33 of 37

No idea. I don't use heat lamps for brooding any longer. Get a thermometer and find out.

post #34 of 37

I am looking for the best heating pad to keep my older chicks warm. The K&H brand that you can get at large chain pet stores doesn't seem well made at all and its very expensive. The heating pads we used as humans that you get at drug stores like Walgreen's go off automatically after awhile, so they aren't good either. I saw some pads on Ebay, but they were from China & the UK and winter would be over when they finally arrived. 

 

What is a good source for a well made and not a hugely expensive pad. thanks.

post #35 of 37

Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

Reply
post #36 of 37

I got a Sunbeam 732-500 (king size with Ultra Heat Therapy) from WM that does NOT have a auto shut off :)   Works great, thank you Blooie for starting that MHP thread.  Breeder called, she hatched 39 Micro Serama chicks she'll be dropping off for me to raise.  She hatches chicks (Ameraucanas, Wynadottes, Orpingtons, Seramas & Silkies) I raise (since 2013) until they're about 8wks then they go back to her = ChickNanny13.  Glad when I learned about MHP, chicks are quieter & alot calmer.  


Edited by ChickNanny13 - 12/1/16 at 12:44pm
post #37 of 37

thank you!! 

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