First hatch - heat lamp or light bulb?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by skeyes, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. skeyes

    skeyes New Egg

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    I just had my first incubated hatch. 5 out of 8. They are now in brooder box under a heat lamp. If I need to cut back on the temp by 5 degrees each week I'm not sure how to accomplish that. Should I switch to a regular light bulb?
     
  2. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you raise the height of the heat lamp above the chicks it will work. Chicks will do better with a red light than a normal white light bulb. They do sell red colored Mood light bulbs that have a lower wattage at Lowes.
     
  3. skeyes

    skeyes New Egg

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    Thank you!
     

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