brooder lamp question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by roofer, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. roofer

    roofer Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, after hunting around for a lamp i have now found one and have been told that a 100w bulb will be about right for my needs. Now the question i have is do i buy the red bulb or the white bulb?

    Thanks for your answers !
     
  2. steelshot

    steelshot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like a red buld. Helps with pecking. I don't buy the real high dollor ones. I actually use a 60watt painted with hi temp paint. Its usually pretty warm here you may need more higher watt if its cold were you are from.
     
  3. johnmayersquare

    johnmayersquare Let's Talk About Chicks, Man!

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    I used a red bulb too and had no problems with pecking at all............I also think it is more calming than a bright white light........especially at night. [​IMG]
     
  4. roofer

    roofer Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your replies. I'm on the case now for a red one. lol
     
  5. TexasJoe

    TexasJoe Taking a break

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    Or, go with a reptle black heatlamp, i have seen them in 60W and 250W size at walmart.
     

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