Ceramic Heat Lamp

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by skeeter9, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Songster

    Has anyone tried using one of these in their brooder? I saw one in the reptile section at Petsmart and got to thinking that it might be great for a brooder. At least the chicks wouldn't have a light in their faces all the time.
  2. We use one of those seed mats under our brooder for baby chicks. They are a vinyl or plastic or ??? and you just plug it in. Our brooders are large plastic storage containers. The mats keep the brooder toasty warm - but not hot.
  3. jimnjay

    jimnjay Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bryant Alabama
    I have one of the Fluckers brand ceramic heat emiters. I used it in an effort to keep the water from freezing in the coop. Depending on where your brooder is, it would probably be fine. I don't think it would work if you brooder is anywhere but inside a house. Mine is 100 watts and placed around 14 inches from the water it did not keep it thawed when temps dropped to 20 degrees. They are expensive and you may do just as well with a red light bulb if you are worried about the light being on all the time.
  4. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Songster

    Thanks for the info, guys. I'll have to think about this some more - sounds like these ceramic heaters aren't going to work.

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