250W light to much heat?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Wolftalk, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. Wolftalk

    Wolftalk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    250W light/heat bulbs are on sale. But i think it would be to hot for my little banties. They are 4 months old but very small and it get pretty cold here. Is 250W to much? Thanks BYC!
     
  2. cravenchx

    cravenchx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depending on how close the source is, I would
    think. If they scatter away, it's too much.
     
  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    It really depends on where your lamp is (type of brooder or coop) and the surrounding temps. I think I'd go with a smaller wattage bulb 100 or less simply placed a little lower. The lack of sale price can be made up with lower power costs.
     
  4. Wolftalk

    Wolftalk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for your opinions!! I think Ill pass on it then!
     

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