Electric Hen v Heat Bulb

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Massey, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. Massey

    Massey Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2014
    Hi all,

    I have heard people swear by the electric hen versus the light bulb for chickens for many reason,

    - Running costs
    - Fire safety
    - Stronger chicks
    and many more,

    But I have also heard that the heat bulb is better for water fowl,

    what are people's experiences here with waterfowl and method of heat in brooder for both ducks and geese,
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 12, 2009
    BuCo, KS
    My Coop
    I've used an EcoGlow on ducklings without any issues - it was just like with chicks. Although ducklings don't seem to need heat as much as chicks both in the brooder and when being raised naturally by a duck.

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