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Controlable Heat Cheep Brooder

By ChickenRodeo, Aug 17, 2015 | Updated: Aug 17, 2015 | |
  1. ChickenRodeo
    I wanted to be able to control the heat without movimg the heat source, I found a nifty dimmer switch at lowes for $15.00 [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The heat lamp just plugs into the dimmer plug, the dimmer also has a slide control to adjust the lamp which controls the heat.
    I use a 250W red heat lamp which when just plugged in would be above 117 degrees way to hot for indoors.

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    A thermometer inside the brooder shows when I have the desired temp.

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    I also put half flat glass beads "like for an aquarium" in the waterer to protect the fuzzy butts from drowning

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