BabyChicks Brooder

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by TNBlacktails, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. TNBlacktails

    TNBlacktails Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, I have a few chickens of my own but resently my grandmothers EasterEgger Hen
    hatched 3 chicks then stopped setting. Im going to make a brooder I've already got the materails now all I lack is the light.I have a lamp but its a 80 watt light not a heat bulb just a light bulb,so what would be the right watt bulb would I need to keep them the right tempatures.



    I love chickens but Im still learning new things every day about them.[​IMG]
     
  2. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    practice the light temperator first until you get the right temps before you put eggs in it. some incubators varies. some may need as low 40 watts. You can get a light dimmer, that way you can adjust the temps.
     
  3. TNBlacktails

    TNBlacktails Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im sorry I must not have wrote it right when I said make a brooder I ment for the chicks not the eggs. Sorry for the confusion
     
  4. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I probably wasnt reading it right ! I was up 3:30 in the morning :( anyway test it so you wont make it tooooo hot ! The less heat the better so they can learn to be on their own !
     

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