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Am I the only one loosing sleep at night? Heat lamp woes

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kkm, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. kkm

    kkm Out Of The Brooder

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    Its been below freezing here off and on this past month. So the heat lamp is a must, but MAN my guineas squawk all night and the roosters crow at all hours [​IMG] Any suggestions? [​IMG]
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Turn the lights off?
     
  3. mjdtexan

    mjdtexan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Houston(ish)
    Is the heat lamp of the red variety?
     
  4. kkm

    kkm Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes. I thought that was supposed to disturb them less.
     
  5. sandypaws

    sandypaws Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you can also get a "ceramic heating element" with NO light at all, it screws into a regular socket like any lightbulb..... go to a reptile store and ask.. i think the big chain stores have them too (petsmart, petco) or order on-line...
    lots of heat, NO light!!!!
     
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  6. kkm

    kkm Out Of The Brooder

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    That would be great! Thanks.
     
  7. sandypaws

    sandypaws Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ceramic heating element...



    [​IMG]
     
  8. ghulst

    ghulst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why do they need heat?????
     
  9. sandypaws

    sandypaws Chillin' With My Peeps

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    some places in this country right now are WAY below freezeing tail feathers off!!!!!
     
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    The only reason I can see them needing heat in Oklahoma is if they are babies.
    I live in Arkansas, how different can the temps be?
    To each his own, but mine haven't needed a heat lamp since they were five weeks old.
     

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