CLEAR BULB OR RED???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by momto2, May 16, 2008.

  1. momto2

    momto2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does it really make any difference to use a clear bulb? I don't have my chicks yet, but I went to the store today and all they had were the clear bulbs so I bought those. I will return them if I need red. Thanks for the help!!!
     
  2. lilcountry

    lilcountry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use clear I think it does not matter, but Ive seen more clear. [​IMG]
    Also welcome to BYC!
     
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  3. momto2

    momto2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks lilcountry!!! I had read something about more pecking with clear than red? My chicks are being shipped today!! Just a little nervous, never having done this before. I'm used to raising cats and dogs but not chicks!!
     
  4. lilcountry

    lilcountry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well when you've got time this is the place to be! Just start reading! All the answers are more than likely here b/c most people have already asked them. For quicker info, there is a search feature at the top next to rules and my page that you can type your interest subject in and any of the posts on that topic will come up in a list. !! Good Luck
     
  5. vwoods

    vwoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I started off with a clear bulb but switched after 2 days to a red bulb. Had to get it at Lowe's but TSC has them advertised for a lot cheaper. Red seemed to settle my little "peckers" down alot. The clear bulb just seems soo bright. Hope it all goes well for you!
     
  6. Peeps

    Peeps Out Of The Brooder

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    I use a clear one, never had a pecking problem.
     
  7. Peeps

    Peeps Out Of The Brooder

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    I am wondering if pecking is a boredom thing. My brooder is big, it is a metal horse trough. And I always have a branch in there for the chicks to play on.
     
  8. jdr250

    jdr250 Out Of The Brooder

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    These are my first chicks, but I've been using a clear bulb and haven't had any problems.
     
  9. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I used a clear bulb with my first batch but switched to a red one for my second batch (only about a week younger than the first ones). I got the red one because the two RIRs I got had been pecked at the feed store and were pecking at each other just a little bit. The red bulb definitely calmed them down and they haven't pecked at all since I've been using it.
     
  10. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    I decide between red and white. red makes them not as active white does.
     

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