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big problem with heat lamp , chickies on the way!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pefferlawchicken, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. pefferlawchicken

    pefferlawchicken Songster

    Feb 22, 2009
    ontario, canada
    ok so i have a goose neck lamp but it says max 60 watts , so a friend of mine bought a new lamp and rewired it to hold 100 watts but it not working and i dont have any other lamps what can i do??

    chicks on the way!

  2. Snakeoil

    Snakeoil Songster

    Jan 10, 2009
    SE Iowa
    Apparently it is wired wrong. How did your friend wire it to now be a 100 watt light? I would not trust such wiring. Go to Wal Mart or to your feed store and buy a light fixture that is rated for the wattage bulb your going to use.....
  3. noobiechickenlady

    noobiechickenlady In the Brooder

    Dec 11, 2008
    I'm a neewbie to this, but I had good success keeping them temps right just using a desk lamp with a 100 watt bulb in it. Other, more experienced chickeners might say otherwise, but if it works, hey![​IMG]

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