Always have a backup heat lamp in your house !!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by GermanChick, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. GermanChick

    GermanChick Songster

    Apr 12, 2010
    NW Missouri
    Woke up this morning and of course first thing.... I checked on the chickies in their brooder in our unfinished basement.
    The bulb burned out during the night and they were all huddled together in one corner. The 4 Bantams just one little ball and the 3 bigger Polish around them (kinda cute).
    I did have a second heat lamp bulb here so was able to fix it right away. They are happy campers again and went right back to eating and being goofy. Good that they are all at least 1 week old and not "brand new" babies.
    Poor little guys.......

    Gotta go to the farm store and buy another back up.......... just in case.
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Very good advice! Everybody should make a note to self......"Get that extra bulb....." [​IMG]
  3. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

    Aug 13, 2007
    North/Central Florida
    I always keep spare bulbs and extra brooder lamp fixtures for just this reason.
  4. paceysgl5

    paceysgl5 Chirping

    Jan 20, 2011
    wow sounds familiar...just got home from work 15 minutes the digital temp reading (wirelessly sent to kitchen) and it read 63...crap! ran downstairs and switched the bulb immediately. Will get a new back up immediately. Ours are between 2-3.5 weeks old, so like yours, hopefully NOT a huge deal, but I hope they are all okay!

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