Brooder Light

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by homestead5er, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. homestead5er

    homestead5er Out Of The Brooder

    May 16, 2008
    I started off with a 100W bulb when I got my first chick's. Brooder temperature was 95 degree's. The chick's never sleep more then 10 min. up and down all night eating and peeping. Second week used a 60W bulb, temperature at 88 degree's chick's did the same thing. Went and got a red flood light to start the third week, when I turned it on the chick's stopped in there tracks when to the light, went to sleep its been two hours and they have not moved!!! I should have started with the red light [​IMG]
  2. Mandalina

    Mandalina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2009
    i have only used a red heat lamp bulb. when the brooder gets too warm for the chicks i raise the lamp up so it cools the brooder down by a few degrees.
  3. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    same here i always used the red infared heat bulbs and they are so calm but if i was to turn the light on in the room/garage they are in they just go crazy, but as soon as the red light is back on they are so calm
  4. desertgirl

    desertgirl Roo Magnet

    Mar 29, 2009
    I have nothing to compare it to, but my chicks have a red light and have been really calm, happy...
  5. addicted2chicks

    addicted2chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 19, 2009
    I use red in all 4 of my brooders. They are always calm.

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