We are planning to get a few day old chicks in a month or so. My son was curious if we can use a ceramic bulb for a heat source? I have not seen any threads about that. We have many reptiles that we have white light in day and red at night because they cant see red light and it doesn't interfere with the normal day/night schedule. Can chicks see in red light? . Ceramic bulbs give off heat but emit no light... Like a mama bird. Just wondering. So many questions for a newbie like me!