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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by stitch, May 9, 2008.

  1. stitch

    stitch Out Of The Brooder

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    All the chicks made it through the night last night....went this morning and bought a heated light to replace one of the bulbs.......Red one was $13 clear was $3 hope it doesn't make a difference witch i dought it....
     
  2. bangor777

    bangor777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great news. Enjoy your babies!
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I've used a clear most of the time and as long as they are not crowded or too hot, it should be fine.
     
  4. Jubaby

    Jubaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got the red one at Walmart about a week ago for $4.95.

    Glad to hear your babies are thriving. Mine are all doing well also.
     
  5. stitch

    stitch Out Of The Brooder

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    thinking its still to hot in there...it's 105 and i've got the light on a dimmer switch....lights about off ....will this effect the new chicks at all?
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Too hot chicks will be panting, spreading their wings for air circulation, and getting as far away from the light as they possibly can. Make sure you have plenty of room for them to get away from the light if it's too hot.
     
  7. stitch

    stitch Out Of The Brooder

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    well i do ..it's a 4' x 3' area heating light is on the left and a 45 w bulb on the right ...they all are in the corner huddle up on the heat light side....i keep turning the dimmer switch down...
     
  8. plfreitag

    plfreitag Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a hanging lamp and that way I can just raise it till they aren't all hiding as far away as they can get.


    Trisha
     

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