Ceramic Heat Bulbs

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by silkiekeeper, Nov 18, 2018.

  1. silkiekeeper

    silkiekeeper Songster

    May 16, 2018
    SE Minnesota
    My Coop
    I have a 100w ceramic bulb for my coop. Do I need a special socket for it, or can I attach to a regular metal socket/clamp?
  2. MissChick@dee

    [email protected] ~ Dreaming Of Springtime ~

    Aug 18, 2017
    Caliente Nevada
    I have a 100 watt reptile bulb that I put into a ceramic base because the base of the bulb is shorter.
    One thing to keep in mind these bulbs do not give any radiant heat. It only omitts heat directly under the bulb. And they will quickly burns a chickens comb unless you build a cage around it. I like mine. So far so good. Best wishes
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  3. RWise

    RWise Songster

    Dec 25, 2012
    Oakhurst Oklahoma
    I dont use any heat as it is the number 1 way to burn down your coop.
    The reptile bulb produces UVB which is harmful to their eyes and ours, do bloke it so they cannot see the bulb.
  4. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    You need a ceramic livestock hanging lamp. They have a cage and don't heat up..Fire is your main concern. Mine are hung by chain and zip tied to prevent falls.
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