eek heat lamp died

gemd

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Mar 25, 2020
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my heat lamp died. i have had it for one week. came in a kit. my family all have health issues so we really dont want to go in stores and dont have any other way to heat the chicks. hmph. guess i will mask up and pray i dont catch corona virus. lesson learned too late: buy two bulbs
 

nchls school

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A regular bulb will work in the heat lamp if it's like the ones I have. Use a wattage that conforms to the amount of chicks you have. I have eight chicks under a 20 watt. Be careful to raise or lower the lamp to get the right heat.
 

gemd

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thats what i thought but my husband said i must have a heat lampb but regular lights let off heat.
 

nchls school

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Other lamps/light fixtures can be used too. Think outside the box. Lamps can be tilted, laid down, or hung. I certainly would not go to town just for "appropriate" bulbs. Be safe.
 
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Other lamps/light fixtures can be used too. Think outside the box. lamps can be tilted, laid down, or hung. I certainly would not go to town just for "appropriate" bulbs. Be safe.
I agree, it doesn't really matter what you use, as long as it's safe
 

genhawk21

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The same thing just happened to me -- I set up an oil-type space heater for the small room they are in and they seem fine with it. Another option if you have a heater like that.
 
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HEAT lamp bulbs get too hot.
Regular old school lamp light bulbs get plenty hot enough.

How old are your chicks?
Do you have a thermometer?
 
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