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

    Aug 30, 2015
  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

    May 31, 2014
    Alberta Canada
    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

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    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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