halogen bulbs?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by crazyhen, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 26, 2008
    mtns of ,NC.
    Can I switch a halogen say 50 watt with a 150 watt brooder bulb . I notice they put off a large amt of heat. The wattage would be less and so would be the power bill. It is only to keep their water from freezing. Are halogens safe in the coop. I know to also keep the dust off of all bulbs and tape the plugins. Jean
  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 31, 2008
    Grifton NC
    A regular 40-60 watt bulb will keep water from freezing. There's no real need for the 150.
    If you can place your bulb inside a wooden box with a metal top, or a large can such as a popcorn tin, and set your fountain or water pan on top, you may even be able to get by with a 25 watt bulb.
    You dont have to keep the water "warm". You just have to keep it 33 degrees or more

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