brooder lamp failure

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by egglicious, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. egglicious

    egglicious Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2011
    Today I went to check on my chicks down in the basement and to my horror the brooder lamp was off and they were all huddled together. I freaked out, checked all the outlets, didn't really change anything but when I turned around the light was back on! I have no idea what happened. It gets pretty cold down there at night, probably around 55 or 60 degrees. I am so worried it is going to happen again that I don't know how i'll sleep tonight. I secured the outlets and changed the bulb. What could it have been? I have no idea. I don't know if I can move them upstairs as it may be very stressful for them and it's late. Ugh... any words of wisdom out there? This is my very first time doing this.
  2. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2009
    the South
    Moving them isn't going to stress them. Chicks get shipped all over the United States with little to no problems; most of the time.

    If you are living in the US right now then there really is no need for the lamps except at night anyway (if in a barn or shed): unless you are in the Northwest! lol.
  3. egglicious

    egglicious Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2011
    I'm in the Northwest.[​IMG] I changed the extension cord the light was plugged into and checked the bulb, etc. Then I said a prayer and went to bed. This morning all is well. [​IMG] DH is going to install an emergency lamp today, so if one goes out the other will automatically turn on. Bless him!
  4. RedDrgn

    RedDrgn Anachronistic Anomaly

    May 11, 2011
    West Virginia
    My Coop
    Could've been a lot of things, from a loose wire to a finicky switch. G;ad to see all is well and that you're working on a backup. [​IMG]

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