chick light bulb

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ravenking, Mar 1, 2017.

  1. ravenking

    ravenking Out Of The Brooder

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    ok so i got my 1 week old chicks under a 100 wat reg bulb it keeps em good heat but for night time i wana use a red heat bulb is that ok its a 100 watt exo terra heat glow bulb 120v 60hz 100w is this bulb safe for nite time use or can i use reg bulb
     
  2. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    why? Isn't the incandescent doing the job? Is the ex terra a reptile bulb? Don't use it if it has Teflon coating as it will outgas carbon monoxide and kill any age chicken.
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  3. ravenking

    ravenking Out Of The Brooder

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    its working good but do they need the light at night or can they sleep with it on
     
  4. katieuppi

    katieuppi Just Hatched

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    I'm going to use a ceramic heat emitter. Great heat source that can be used in the same lamp. There's no light and it's safer than a bulb.
     
  5. ImportTheBest

    ImportTheBest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They need heat and a source of a light during the day (sun or lamp), they only need warmth at night, but it's okay if they have light too. If the current bulb is doing it's job then imo there is no need to switch.


    I'm actually testing my 100w ceramic heat emitter in my chilly garage right now. I'm seeing how warm it'll register on a thermometer in the bottom of a box as though it were the brooder. Btw yes they do fit in the housing for the heat lamp bulbs from TSC, just in case anyone was wondering that like I was!
     
  6. yousef88

    yousef88 New Egg

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    Hi all...guys is it ok to put a white or blue bulb for chicks...is it going to harm there eyes..
     
  7. Jiffyrocks

    Jiffyrocks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It won't harm their eyes, but at night you should use a red one so they are able to sleep.
     
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  9. 007Sean

    007Sean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Red bulbs are best to use, helps to keep the chicks from pecking at eachother, especially if they already have a sore spot from being pecked.
     
  10. yousef88

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    Actually i use the normal yelow bulb 40W..my chicks are 4 weeks old..i dont need a hot lamp cus the weather is hot in my country
     

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