Brooder lamps

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by turbo13, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. turbo13

    turbo13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    137
    1
    101
    Jun 10, 2010
    COEUR D'ALENE IDAHO
    Want to use a heat emmiter and a thermocube. I know that one should use a ceramic lamp socket.My question is. The brooder lamps one buys at the feed store seems to be ceramic on the outside,but plastic on the part where the bulb screws on. Am I correct? Has anyone else used these?. Thanks
     
  2. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

    3,479
    47
    246
    May 25, 2007
    SW Wisconsin
    Some of them have phenolic sockets. They are still safe as the phenolic is heat resistant. Look for a UL listed brooder and don't exceed the specified lamp rating.
     
  3. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

    4,852
    32
    249
    May 23, 2009
    DFW
    Don't forget to buy or fashion a guard to go over the bulb so the chickens can't burn themselves by flying up into it.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by