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Heat in brooder box.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by halo, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    What is the safest way to set up a heat lamp in a brooder box? I know these heat lamps, or even a strong light bulb, can get very hot, and with chickies on some sort of paper bedding, either shavings or newspaper, I can see a recipe for disaster. Im not home a lot during the day, and I want to set up a brooder to where its not only warm for chickies, but extremely safe so I dont have to worry about a hot light slipping down in the box and catching the bedding on fire.
     
  2. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    (I have got to learn to search before asking)....okay, I found this great thread..

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=23261

    and Arlee's brooder wins. I love how hers is, and I see how the heat lamp can be place safely on top of the wire. This is a great idea, Arlee. Thanks for posting those pics.

    Kathy
     

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