250 watt heat lamp to close or to far

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Ecgberht, Apr 26, 2018.

  1. Ecgberht

    Ecgberht In the Brooder

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  2. Theladiesandagentleman

    Theladiesandagentleman First world chickens

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    I feel it is too close. How is it secured? Are they moving away from the heat?
     
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  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Rolling Down The River

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    Use a thermometer under the lamp to check temperatures. I personally never use a 250 watt bulb as they are much too hot. I use a 125 white light. To me it looks too close, but it can depend on your ambient temperatures.
     
  4. Ecgberht

    Ecgberht In the Brooder

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    They are not moving away but I will check temp
     
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  5. Hyroler

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    You are cooking them.
     
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  6. Hyroler

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    250watt bulb is for hearing big cooks with 10 foot ceiling.60,watt bulb is more than enough
     
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  7. Hyroler

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    Those chicks won't survive the night with that bulb
     
  8. Ecgberht

    Ecgberht In the Brooder

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    I brought it up a lot and brought it down
    to right temp
     
  9. Ecgberht

    Ecgberht In the Brooder

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    250 watt was all they had
     
  10. Hyroler

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    I'm telling you they are going to cook.unless you have that light 8 feet above broader.40 or 60 watt is plenty
     
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  11. Hyroler

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    Use a regular 60 watt light bulb.heat lamp bulbs are for cooking
     
  12. Hyroler

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    Last week someone posted they were using 250watt bulb and all chicks died.
     
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  13. Hyroler

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    250watt light gets so hot chicks get delirious and can't move away from bulb.
     
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