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Brooder lamp

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by doghamstyluv95, May 17, 2007.

  1. doghamstyluv95

    doghamstyluv95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My mom and I are preparing everything but we have got one problem, the lamp. we need ideas of how to put a lamp over the brooder, we are using the kit from mcmurrays so the lamp didnt come with a clamp or anything. Pics and ideas would be really helpful!
     
  2. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I hung mine from two kitchen chairs once. I also had the clip on heat lamp and tied it to the ceiling fan chain to hang over top of my box. I sit my box on top of the guest bed so its easier to reach.
     
  3. wallace

    wallace Out Of The Brooder

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    We had some stuff laying around from a failed attempt at growing tomatoes.

    We took a stake for tomato plants, wrapped the cord of the lamp around the stake and used a twist tie around the cord to control how high or low the lamp hung. Then we suspended the stake above the brooder on these metal wire cages that normally go around tomato plants. The wire cages also allowed us to move the stake up or down, depending on how low we wanted the light to hang.
     
  4. arwmommy

    arwmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check out the "BROODER thread...." that just went up, you can at least see a few pics!!
     
  5. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    Where are you going to have your brooder set up? How many chicks are you going to be raising?

    When we had chicks in the basement or our coop, we had the heat lamp hanging from a rafter, using a chain. You want to make sure the lamp is very secure, so that it doesn't fall down and start a fire.
     
  6. doghamstyluv95

    doghamstyluv95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we are going to have our brooder set up in a bedroom(no longer used) the brooder will be over wood floors, we are raising 11 chicks
     
  7. Saltiena

    Saltiena Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you have a brooder thet the opening is on the top (opposed to the side) then just put some chicken wire on top and lay the lamp ontop, thats what the people i've seen do
     
  8. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    I have my chicks in a spare bedroom with the brooder (cardboard boxes) in the closet (no drafts). The lamp in hanging from a rope and the rope is hanging from a belt hanger. The first week the lamp was hanging low, then as time went on I put notches in the rope and raised the lamp. Now the lamp is as far up as it will go so I just slide the hanger farther way from the brooder. Works for me

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  9. doghamstyluv95

    doghamstyluv95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ^thats a good idea, except for the fact that our brooder is no where near any closets or hangers

    if i put chicken wire on the top, are you sure it wont burn?
     
  10. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    My lamp keeps the brooder at about 85-90 and my chicken wire, cardboard brooder walls, closet and everything else doesn't get hot. My chicks can fly so I have to keep the wire on top. I go in and lift up the wire to feed them and play with them and the wire is not even warm. The wire is the safest once they are about a week and a half old because that's when they start to jump and fly.
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2007

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