Blacklight vs Red light??

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by love2garden22, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. love2garden22

    love2garden22 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 11, 2009
    Hot Springs, Arkansas
    We have 12 'girls' and would like to give them some warmth in their roost at night, but not fry them with 250 watt heat lamps.... We bought a black light that is suppose to be a night time heat light for reptiles and is 75 watts, ..... will this be okay, or will the black light make them crazy? Is anyone else using blacklights for heat?

    (I tried the 60 watt soft white light, and they never went to sleep) The only red lights we found looked like floodlights, or conversely 25 watt party light bulb.

    Thanks, Jan
  2. ErieSpurs

    ErieSpurs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2009
    Elyria, OH
    You probably don't really need supplemental heat, but if you want to provide it, I would shy away from blacklight. Especially if you have white chickens, they would glow in the dark [​IMG]

    They sell ceramic heat bulbs designed for reptiles at pet stores you could try. They provide heat, without any light so they won't keep the chickens awake all night.

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