Brooder?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by selenag, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. selenag

    selenag Chirping

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    i just got 10 baby chicks and I made their brooder but idk anything about the light or heat lamp and where to buy it and I would like something that isn't to expensive so if I'd love some tips
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    You have the chicks already but don't have a heat source for them? Are you keeping them inside your home or in an unheated area like a garage or coop? In the nearterm,inside a heated home a regular 100 watt bulb may provide sufficient warmth.
     
  3. R&B Services

    R&B Services Hawaii Eggs

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    check out your nearest farm store, they'll probably have what youll need. they say a 250w heat bulb (the red) one is what you'll need and then google the temp. requirements. i personally use a brooder plate (amazon) and will never go back to a lamp lol. and it also depends where you live. in hawaii so 10 chicks and a 60w lightbulb in a cardboard box is good enough lol
     
  4. Mduggar

    Mduggar Chirping

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    MAKE SURE YOU GET A RED BULB. They will peck each other to death otherwise...:barnie
     
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  5. Kat C

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