Brooder lamp

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by amaliayosa, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. amaliayosa

    amaliayosa Songster

    I am going to be moving our chicks out to the coop at 3 weeks (they are 12 days now) Anyway I have no power out there. I was originally going to run a power cord from our basement into the coop, but I am a bit concerned about the cord coming unplugged and the chicks freezing! Is there an alternative to an electric brooder lamp that anyone knows of. gas? battery?
  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

    Apr 16, 2007
    Evening Shade, AR
    We use heavy-duty extension cords to run power to our 3 coops. Since last May, the only time the cords have ever become unplugged were by human hands...when we needed to use them to use our power tools for different projects.

    Hope this helps.

  3. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    you definately need some heat on those babies!

    Before you plug in the cord, tie a knot with the two cords, THEN plug it in.

    That way if someone trips over it, they won't pull apart the plug.

    here's a pic to show you what I mean - its not heavy duty extension cord, but it gives you the idea:

  4. amaliayosa

    amaliayosa Songster

    Thanks everyone, hopefully they will be out there and snug next week!
  5. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    If there is a connection in the middle you may also want to wrap it with electrical tape to keep out the elements. tying electrical cords can stretch the wires, if done enough breaking the conection.
  6. amaliayosa

    amaliayosa Songster

    I.m tempted to set up a web cam LOL, so nervous!

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