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Ceramic Heaters

Discussion in 'Quail' started by calihawker, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. calihawker

    calihawker Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone use ceramic heaters for their brooders? I have one in my reptile cage that works really well
    and they last a long time.

    Steve
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    ChooksChick uses them for her chicken chicks. I've thought about using them but my brooders are inside and I just can't see myself spending $20 or more on a 'light' for the babies.
     
  3. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    I do will not use anything else, my chicks grow better and are healthier, and have a normal day, night pattern. they are worth the extra price, the only one I've had to replace is the one I dropped, I also can get away with lower wattage save electric
     
  4. calihawker

    calihawker Out Of The Brooder

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    That's great to hear because I've scaled back on my reptile keeping and have a couple
    of these things laying around. The power savings is a big thing too.

    Thanks!
    Great forum!

    Steve
     
  5. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:what is the wattage on the ceramic heaters ?
     
  6. calihawker

    calihawker Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine are 100 watt. I'm testing them in the brooder right now see what kind of temps I get. I have one heater in a 24x24 space and it's hooked up to a thermostat.
     
  7. abobwhat

    abobwhat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can you use one of those to incubate? or does the light mess with the eggs?
     
  8. calihawker

    calihawker Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm a total noob so I won't comment on it's use for incubation, but they don't emit light. It's just a round piece of ceramic with a light bulb socket on the end.
     
  9. OzawkieBantams

    OzawkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love them , because I live in a very small house ,and every bit of light bothers me while I try and sleep. These things work great, I think they work better then the infared bulbs.
    Mine is 150w

    Daren
     
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2011
  10. OzawkieBantams

    OzawkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:NO AND I STRESS NO!
    I have tryed them in a home made bator and they simply wont . Maybe a better technician then myself can, but I cannot.
     

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