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Fire Warning

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Matt-B, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. Matt-B

    Matt-B In the Brooder

    Jul 28, 2010
    West Lafayette
    Just a reminder to be VERY careful when using a heat lamp with baby chicks. Had a friend loose his 24x36 barn when the lamp caught fire overnight and burned it to the ground. It was on pine shavings I think and may have fallen over or been too close to the bedding.

  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Yep...lots of folks write about how these lamps need to be secured with TWO wires or chains to TWO different points to keep this from happening. Many folks still just use a clamp, and that's a disaster waiting to happen... [​IMG] Too bad for your friend...too bad for any animals who died...
  3. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Songster

    May 19, 2010
    Ringgold, GA
    Great advice! I always clamp the light to a secure post then attach it to a wire just in case it slips off, even still, I worry about it. When it comes to fire hazards, its always smart to be better safe than sorry.
  4. jobeibi

    jobeibi In the Brooder

    Sep 4, 2010
    Florida Panhandle
    Thanks! I wondered if that was a real concern or just my paranoia. I'll be sure to secure my stuff securely!

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