EMEGERCENCY bulb broke!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MaranDude, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. MaranDude

    MaranDude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My bulb just smashed what should I do to keep the heat there?
     
  2. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    you got a 100 watt reg. light and a cover?

    how many chicks, how old?
     
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  3. MaranDude

    MaranDude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have 24 eggs and about 1 day old
     
  4. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    please tell me you wanted to say chicks not eggs [​IMG]
     
  5. dave_Cash69

    dave_Cash69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    get another bulb. ASAP
     
  6. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    How big is your brooder?
     
  7. dave_Cash69

    dave_Cash69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if its eggs, there is probably nothign you can do
    but i am hoping chicks too.
    [​IMG]
     
  8. MaranDude

    MaranDude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am incubating eggs unfortunately and the bulb is under the chicken wire so cant't take it out. does anyone know what else i can do?
     
  9. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    They are hatching with a light bulb for heat or what? Pull a bulb out of something else or point a table lamp over them. Even a 60w can get over 90F if your house is near 70F. A 100w I can get an open top brooder over 100F with the house at 68F and the ceiling fan running. I rarely use anything but standard light bulbs and occasionally have had to pull one out of my ceiling fan and light.
     
  10. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    If you have a spare you will have to take the eggs out and replace. Your only on day 1, just keep them warm in a towel til you finish.
     

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