Brinsea Ecoglow 20

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by crazyhatlady, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. crazyhatlady

    crazyhatlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It really was worth the money. And it truly does fit 20 chicks. I purchased it 2 days ago online and I received it today. For the last week they have been on a infrared heat light. And for most of the night you could hear some or all of the chicks making some noise all night long. Tonight, they are ALL asleep and not one is making a noise and yes, I did turn on the light in the mud room where they are and wake them up to make sure they were alive. [​IMG]

    Love the thing. No more waking up 3 times a night to check on the light because I was worried about a fire.
     
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  2. NotableNancy

    NotableNancy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So glad to hear that! I bought one too because of all the great things I've heard about it and because of my fear of starting a fire with the heat lamp
    My chicks arrive this week so i'll finally get to use it!
     
  3. celestina83

    celestina83 Out Of The Brooder

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    Wait, starting a fire? I am using a heat lamp and I think it is like 250v, the one from the feed store. I put the chicks in a cardboard box underneath it with cedar chips. You got up all night to check for a fire? Should I be worried about that?!
     
  4. linzeylew

    linzeylew Just Hatched

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    I just bought my baby chicks tonight and the lady helped me pick out my stuff to start them, she gave me a 250 watt bulb and I am keeping my chicks in my kids bathroom. I am using a 75 watt light recommended by my uncle who raises birds and is a firefighter because the heat light is to hot for indoors. It's more than they need. My chicks are plenty warm not huddled together or going away from the light they seem very comfortable!!
     
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  5. eggorthechicken

    eggorthechicken The Henabler

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    I have the ecoglow that warms up to 50. I really like it too...it's a lot bigger than what I thought it would be. They are cute tucked underneath sleeping too.
     
  6. crazyhatlady

    crazyhatlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, my main concern was that if our family cat decided to hop on top of the brooder and hit the lamp and knock it down onto the floor causing a fire. Though i did not use the clamp. I had it suspended from the ceiling using a chain and a hook that screwed into the ceiling. I am a bit paranoid about fires.
     
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  7. wildangel

    wildangel Out Of The Brooder

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    I just bought 2 of these and got them in the mail today. Hopefully it works as good as everyone says it does.
     
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    silkie4 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have one and it is best purchase ever!!
     
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  9. crazyhatlady

    crazyhatlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope you like them. I love mine. So do the babies.
     
  10. redbudchix

    redbudchix Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow! The best chicken money I've spent! I love it and so do the chicks. I bought the ecoglow 50. There are 21 babies under there. They haven't made a peep since I brought them home this afternoon. They are so content....eating the food along the edge, where I left it. My ONLY complaint is that I can't see them unless they come out to eat! I love it!!
     
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