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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by newbieatchickens, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. newbieatchickens

    newbieatchickens New Egg

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    i am getting eggs soon and have created a styrofoam incubator, but i put the light bulb in the top of it and am wondering how tall most chicks are at birth because i dont want them to bump their heads...
     
  2. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
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    make a cover out of hardware cloth around the bulb
     
  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    I would relocate the bulb to the bottom.

    Heat rises, and with the bulb at the top you could have cold spots and inconsistant temps.
     
  4. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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