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Heat lamp on while not home?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ant888, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. ant888

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    The only thing accessible is the 35 watt bulb, but wouldn't have to be red shaded like the lamp?
     
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  2. RobertPlamondon

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    Well, I've never managed to scorch anything with a bulb under 100 watts (not that I've tried very hard), while I've achieved that many times by accident with 250-watt heat lamps.

    I doubt you'll find that a 45-watt bulb has much potential for drama.

    Robert
     
  3. ant888

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    So you're saying the 45 watt is okay? And how about the red part?
     
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  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    As long as it kicks out enough heat to keep those little ones warmed at about 85*, it should be fine.
     
  5. ant888

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    Okay, so it just has to keep them warm. I still don't understand the red part, but it seems okay temporarily, right?
     
  6. junebuggena

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    The red light is thought to help reduce their pecking at each other.
     
  7. ant888

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    So, that means they'll start pecking? Without the red light?
     
  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    I've never had an issue with chicks pecking each other badly, but I also always make sure my chicks have ample room.
     
  9. ant888

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    Thanks for all the answers. Lucky for me, someone is able to watch them for me. I'll keep you guys updated if something changes.
     
  10. ant888

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    Does anyone know if I can bring the chicks with me? And then back?
     
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