Any experiences with these 50 watt ceramic heat bulbs from ebay

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by southernhusky, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. southernhusky

    southernhusky Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    I use these regularly! Love them. Great for someone like me who uses solar power and needs something low-wattage so it won't run the batteries out. It's also great because the chicks get used to sleeping in dark, so they don't make a big fuss when you finally turn it off. It's good for about 8 chicks or so, maybe 10 banties. Make sure to hang it low though, since the heat radius isn't very good.
     
  3. Denwendairy

    Denwendairy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with QueenMisha about the number of birds that can be kept warm with the ceramic bulbs. I bought one but found I had too many birds and it didn't keep them warm enough. I ended up back with a red heat bulb...
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Neither one will shed any light...I found they didn't project the heat very far away from 'bulb'.

    Went with DIY pseudo heat plate for 'dark' warmth.
     

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