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Having trouble with brooder light.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Fancy Feather Poultry, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    I haveing trouble finding a way hanging my brooder light sends some picks of ur brooder and show me have you guys have hung them.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 7, 2007
  2. Keisha

    Keisha Songster

    Apr 27, 2007
    ON one of my brooders (the wood one) I have a wood board nailed to the side of it. Then there is nails coming up the board, where is which i can attach the light too, and when I need to move the light up it just gets moved to the next nail. Its works out pretty good.

    For my bigger brooder (which is cardboard) I have to chairs on to of the sides.Then I have a board sitting on the two chairs. Then I have my light hanging from the board, and its attached by a piece of wire. I can also easily ajust this light for temperature by moving the light up, it works out nicely.

    I may beable to get pictures later.
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2007
  3. dreamgirl

    dreamgirl Songster

    May 28, 2007
    Hudson Valley, NY
    For my box (2 1/2 x 3 1/2) brooder I used a standing fan and draped the cord over the top, securung it with office binder clips to the grill, and attached the clip on the light to a 2x4 board that went across the top of the box which was butted up against something in order to keep the light centered. When I had to raise it to the point that the board would have been dangling I clipped it directly to the fan.

    My next up brooder was an old wire ferret cage with three levels. When they were little and couldn't fly to the second level I put the light in the cage on the third level. When they got bigger I moved it on top of the cage and bigger yest, I went back to the fan. Oh, and I had a towel that went around 3 sides of the cage to keep the warmth and shavings in.

    Not very technical, but it was what I ahd and it worked.
  4. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I hang mine from the ceiling fan chain & drap cord up & over the fan lights that way I can raise or lower the light to adjust temp. in brooder.


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