Brooder Lamp Questions???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by brizzlequizzle, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. brizzlequizzle

    brizzlequizzle Out Of The Brooder

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    So my chicks are coming this Friday and I'm working on my brooder. I ordered 3 pullet chicks, but I know I'm gonna get a ton of packing peanuts. I'm holding onto the little roos for the first weekend and I'm making a temporary brooder for them. I went out and bought 2 150W lightbulbs, but I'm not gonna go out and buy a second reflector for the roos' brooder. Any suggestions to a simple cheap reflector I could make for the roos' brooder?
     
  2. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would use a red heat lamp. Less stress and it is better for them. I would just keep all the babies together. They like to be in groups and huddle together.
     
  3. brizzlequizzle

    brizzlequizzle Out Of The Brooder

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    ok, thanks for the advice:D
     
  4. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    I use one 250 watt red heatlamp w/ reflector in a big bin/tub and that is sufficient. More chicks together = more heat.
     

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